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News Release

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Media Relations

Make a Difference, Watts Book Drive


Watts Project Literacy Action Network (PLAN), Mayor James K. Hahn, Southeast Community Police Station and Los Angeles Fire Department

Watts Book Drive

October 1, 2001 to October 21, 2001

Book drop-off sites are located at all 103 City of Los Angeles Fire
Department Stations

Los Angeles: Watts Project Literacy Action Network (PLAN), in conjunction with Mayor James K. Hahn, will launch the "Make a Difference, Watts Book Drive" on October 1, 2001 to October 21, 2001. Watts PLAN is a collaboration of LAPD Southeast Community Police Station, the Los Angeles Fire Department and various government, public and private sector organizations. People are encouraged to donate new books that will be distributed among local schools and libraries in the community. Book drop-off sites are conveniently located at all 103 City of Los Angeles Fire Department Stations.

The book drive is part of the nationwide "Make a Difference Day" campaign which encourages people all over the United States to get involved in their communities and to help others.

The book drive will culminate in a Job and Literacy Fair at Watts Towers on Saturday, October 27, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Will Sheffie at 213-978-0735, or Linda Heitzman at 213-473-6314, Southeast Community Relations Office.

This media advisory was prepared by Officer La Donna Cissell, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.