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6/7/2016 3:17:00 PM Email this articlePrint this article 
MoneyGram Foundation Celebrates New MoneyGram Children's Corner Library
Hmong Cultural Center receives MoneyGram donation.
MoneyGram Foundation awards grant to the Hmong Cultural Center to strengthen literacy for Hmong children in Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota (May 25, 2016) - MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI), a global provider of innovative money transfer services, celebrated the completion of the new addition to the Hmong Cultural Center Resource Center library - the MoneyGram Children's Corner. The MoneyGram Children's Corner provides bilingual and culturally appropriate children's books that anyone in the community may read while visiting the center or check out to read at home. The Children's Corner will also serve children of the adult learners in the Hmong Cultural Center's Adult Basic Education programs, which include ESL and citizenship classes.

"Literacy is the first tool necessary for immigrants and refugees to successfully integrate into new connected societies," said Jacqueline Lowe, President of the MoneyGram Foundation. "Minneapolis-Saint Paul holds the largest urban Hmong population in the United States. By working with the Hmong Cultural Center and MoneyGram's local friends in business in the Twin Cities to address literacy and access to education, the MoneyGram Foundation is honored to positively impact a community in which MoneyGram operates by contributing to the development and inclusion of Hmong youth."

Along with the grant provided by the MoneyGram Foundation, the project received additional funding from MoneyGram's friends in business, including Bangkok Market and Video Rental, Bingo Oriental, Get Happy Oriental Food, My Mobile Wireless, PV Travel, Tiger Supermarket, World Travel Agency, and Y&K Staffing who also serve the Hmong community in Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

The Hmong Cultural Center was established in 1992 to promote knowledge of the Hmong Culture in the Hmong and non-Hmong community. Since 1992, the center's mission has expanded to provide adult basic education to Hmong refugees and multicultural education programming to help non-Hmong learn about the culture and experiences of the Hmong people.

The MoneyGram Foundation is focused on improving the access and quality of children around the world. To learn more about the MoneyGram Foundation and the projects it supports, please visit moneygramfoundation.org.

About MoneyGram Foundation

MoneyGram established the MoneyGram Foundation in 2012 to help children around the world gain access to educational facilities and learning resources. Its mission is firmly rooted in the belief that education is at the heart of better economic opportunities, healthier families and individual freedom and empowerment. The MoneyGram Foundation is focused on inspiring minds and improving lives and grants funds to deserving organizations with this mission in mind. To learn more, please visit moneygramfoundation.org or connect with us on Facebook.

About Hmong Cultural Center

Founded in 1992, Hmong Cultural Center's mission is to promote the personal development of children, youth, and adults through Hmong cultural education while providing resources that enhance cross-cultural awareness and understanding between Hmong and non-Hmong persons. Hmong Cultural Center's programs focus on Cultural Education, Multicultural Education and Adult Basic Education. The center's website is at www.hmongcc.org/. To learn more about programs at Hmong Cultural Center call 651-917-9937 or stop by the center at 375 University Avenue, Suite 204 in Saint Paul.

About MoneyGram International, Inc.

MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com.




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