Stoner Avenue Elementary School in the Del Rey area benefited from a book donation event at the school October 30th sponsored by Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, partnered with two Westside nonprofit organizations.

The event, which was organized by Rosendahl’s office and Palisades Cares and Access Books, provided thousands of books to the school’s library.

“I am excited to see such a wonderful partnership between two communities from the southern and northern part of District 11,” Rosendahl said. “This event will truly benefit the children who attend Stoner Avenue Elementary School.”

Palisades Cares, a Pacific Palisades nonprofit organization that facilitates volunteer action in the community, coordinated volunteers to participate in the event.

Pacific Palisades residents participated in beautification efforts and painted two murals at the school that are located outside of the library and face the children’s playground.

“I would like to thank the volunteers and donors for allowing Access Books to provide books for the children of Los Angeles,” said Ericka Vega, program director of Access Books.

“It is nice to know that education and literacy are still priorities within our community.”

Partnership Education in Public Schools, a program developed by the Mar Vista Family Center in Del Rey to maintain parents’ involvement in their children’s education, also attended the event to thank Access Books and volunteers.