Our Back 2 School Kits Reach Texas

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The MoneyGram Foundation Funds Build-A-Kit in Dallas

Over the years, we’ve received support from MoneyGram in several different ways including being a sponsor of our POWER UP! Boot Camp. This year, they pulled out all stops and awarded us a grant for more than $60,000 that will allow us to put 4,000 of Back 2 School kits into the hands of kids that really need our help. While virtually all of the kits will end up here in Illinois, The MoneyGram Foundation, decided to kick off the grant with a small Build-A-Kit event in their hometown of Dallas.

Vogel Alcove, a Dallas-based nonprofit that does amazing work with homeless children from several weeks old through 5th grade, served as host to the Build-A-Kit because they too are supported by MoneyGram. Over 100 kits were assembled for the kids in this facility. Aside from the standard school supplies that go into the kits, these kits also included a MoneyGram drawstring backpack and a personalized note from a volunteer. These notes, are part of our newly launched “Notes of Inspiration” campaign that aims to include a message of hope into as many kits as possible.