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Pizza for Playworks: Folliero's to Host Aldama Fundraiser

All sales from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 will go toward Aldama Elementary School.

will on Tuesday, April 24 donate 20-percent of its sales from 3-8 p.m. to .

Supporters must mention Aldama in order for their purchase to benefit the school.

"We are really ecstatic that Folliero's is supporting our school as many of the Aldama families are avid patrons and had asked that they be approached to host a fundraiser," said Aldama PTA member Monica Alcaraz.

According to Alcaraz, the funds raised on Tuesday will go toward the school's Playworks program, which costs $25,000 per year.

"Playworks has become an important part of the schools culture and has had a tremendous impact on helping to reduce conflicts on the playground and as well as keeping our children active," Alcaraz said.

Playworks is a national non-profit that seeks to reduce bullying by providing "safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity" to students both at recess and throughout the school day, according ot the Playworks website. 

Alcaraz said fundraisers like the one that will be hosted by Folliero's have become increasingly important as deep cuts will again be made to the LAUSD budget in the 2012/2013 school year.

Aldama has also recently held similar fundraisers at and .

"These fundraisers are becoming increasingly more important as next year's school budget has been cut once again," Alcaraz said. "The PTA is aggressively looking for resources and opportunities for funding.

Folliero's is located at 5566 N. Figueroa St.

Lizzie Espinoza April 19, 2012 at 03:02 AM
So....good food.....bad service....for a good cause? Oh ok, you got me! :-)
Michael Soller April 19, 2012 at 03:46 PM
I think it's great when local businesses support students, parents and teachers. Strong schools make strong neighborhoods. What's happening at Aldama Elementary is really great and needs support. As an Aldama parent I've been to fundraisers at local businesses where literally 100 families came out on a school night. It's about bonding with your neighbors and friends, and everyone benefits when neighborhood businesses partner with public schools.
CEMykytyn April 23, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I agree... I think it is great that Aldama is reaching out to businesses; the merchants "win" through increased sales on these Aldama nights as well as forging profitable relationships with customers in the future and the students "win" by raising money for their PE coach. It's good for everyone when all community constituents work together!
Monica Alcaraz April 24, 2012 at 02:29 PM
We hope to see you at Follier's today, from 3 to 8!
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