The MoneyGram Foundation and the nonprofit First Book teamed up to award Dallas ISD schools with a $25,5000 grant to purchase culturally relevant books to improve reading programs for schools.
John F. Peeler Elementary School celebrated the grant with an interactive reading event that included appearances from FC Dallas soccer players, a futbolero performance, and a book reading by MoneyGram chairman Pam Patsley. Peeler Elementary will receive $3,500 from the grant to go toward the library.
“This unique partnership between Money Gram, First Books, FC Dallas and the Dallas ISD is a perfect example of Business, Education, and Professional Sports banding together to support the students of John F. Peeler Elementary helping them to continue their love of reading while instilling in them the attributes of hard work and being part of a team,” said Tom Hayden of Dallas ISD’s Volunteer and Partnership Services. “Thank you to our wonderful partners for making this event special for the students of John Peeler”.
Trustee Audrey Pinkerton also attended the fun event at Peeler Elementary.