PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The MoneyGram Foundation was proud to celebrate a grant awarded to well-known education advocate LitWorld at a recent event in Port-au-Prince.
The grant funds provided by the MoneyGram Foundation allow LitWorld to expand its key library program in Port-au-Prince, which provides the local community with urgently needed literacy education and access to quality books in Haitian Creole and French.
The MoneyGram Foundation joined LitWorld in welcoming more than 450 members of the local community, including 150 children, to celebrate the grant at the annual World Read Aloud Day event on February 24, 2016.
"The MoneyGram Foundation is honored to invest in LitWorld's highly impactful literacy programs in Haiti. The foundation and LitWorld share a mission of transforming the lives of children through essential education tools," said Pamela H. Patsley, executive chairman, MoneyGram International. "MoneyGram believes there is nothing more vital to success in life than access to basic education, including the ability to read and write."
The grant, worth more than $45,000 USD, awarded to LitWorld benefits nearly 500 children in Port-au-Prince and primarily funds the expansion of LitWorld's year-round LitClubs, LitCamps and library programs in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area.
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