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MoneyGram Foundation and First Book Celebrate Multiple Book Donation Grants with Interactive Reading Event in Dallas

May 18, 2017 | Press Release

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MoneyGram Foundation and First Book Celebrate Multiple Book Donation Grants with Interactive Reading Event in Dallas
Literacy ‘party’ is second in a series of events hosted nationwide by the nonprofit organizations

Dallas, TX (May 18, 2017) – MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI), a leading global money transfer and payment services company, is excited to announce the MoneyGram Foundation and U.S.-based nonprofit organization First Book are again joining forces to encourage and foster literacy through book donation grants and a series of exciting reading events timed to Día de los Libros, or World Book Day. Recently launched in Chicago, the series’ second installment is set to be held May 18, 2017 at John F. Peeler Elementary School—which has received a $3,500 grant to purchase books—in MoneyGram’s headquarter city of Dallas.

The interactive event will include an appearance from FC Dallas soccer players, a futbolero performance, and a book reading by MoneyGram chairman, Pam Patsley. Students, members of the community, and additional representatives from MoneyGram, First Book and the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) also will attend. During the event, an additional $5,000 will be given to support more DISD schools to purchase much-needed, culturally relevant books to improve reading programs for students, marking the second grant the MoneyGram Foundation has awarded to DISD to support literacy.

As part of a larger program, the series is designed to encourage a passion for reading in under-resourced neighborhoods by providing high-quality reading materials. A similar event will be held in Los Angeles later this year.

With a longstanding goal of inspiring minds at an early age, the MoneyGram Foundation believes education leads to better long-term economic opportunities, healthier families and individual freedom and empowerment – not just for individual children, but also for entire families and their communities.

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