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MoneyGram Foundation Supports Music and Literacy in Chicago

May 10, 2017 | Press Release

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MoneyGram Foundation Supports Music and Literacy in Chicago
MoneyGram Foundation and First Book celebrate book donation with interactive music event in Chicago

Chicago, IL (May 10, 2017) – The MoneyGram Foundation kicked off their Día de los Libros event series at Irma C. Ruiz Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. The Día de los Libros events celebrate a foundation grant to First Book to fund book distributions in Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles.

The May 10 event included a speech from Mauricio Ramirez of MoneyGram, a check presentation to First Book and a special appearance from the band Montez de Durango. A band member from Montez de Durango read a book aloud to the students and encouraged them to practice their reading skills. Each student received a book to take home and Ruiz Elementary received $3,500 to purchase books for the school library.

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