Ally Financial announced Friday that it will be donating 3,000 new library books to schools in the Detroit Public School district.
Elementary and middle school libraries throughout the district will receive 50 new books that focus on various financial literacy skills and concepts, with selections for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade reading levels.
Ally’s city-wide book donation kicked off at Spain Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, where Ally volunteers hand-delivered the new books to the school.
Volunteers also surprised all 650 students at Spain with additional school supplies, including pens, pencils, notebooks, scissors, extra paper, and other necessities for their school year.
Ally’s book donation supports the company’s overall objective to advancing financial literacy and education, and furthers its efforts to support local Detroit students and youth through donations, school supply drives and volunteerism.
Ally also provides financial literacy education for consumers across the country, offering free information on topics like budgeting, saving, auto financing, and banking and investing through its Wallet Wise financial literacy program.
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading automotive financial services company.