Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Walmart Foundation Gives $50,000 To Support Reading Program

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, March 28, 2012


WHAT: Presentation to Sherman Elementary kindergarten class a $50,000 donation by the Walmart Foundation to fund the "Raising a Reader" program at Sherman and two other elementary schools.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012

WHERE: Sherman Elementary School, 301 22nd St. (92102)

DETAILS: Aaron Rios, Senior Manager for Walmart, will present a Raising a Reader bag to a Sherman Elementary kindergarten student to symbolize the grant to the San Diego Unified School District. The $50,000 will be used to support the program at Sherman, Perkins and Rodriguez elementary schools. The ceremony and news conference will take place in one of the school's kindergarten classes. The $50,000 grant will purchase books for 300 students, fund parent engagement training, replacement books for two years, administrative costs and informational materials.

SPEAKERS/VISUALS: The ceremony will take place with the kindergarter students. Supt. Bill Kowba, Aaron Rios of Walmart and Eddie Caballero, Principal of Sherman, will speak to the students. All will be available for one-on-one interviews following the meeting with students. All students have releases and can be photographed.

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