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The Molina Foundation PSJA Services Donation

Updated: Jan 19, 2022

In August, The Molina Foundation donated a large collection of books to the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District in Pharr, TX. Dr. Faustino Bernadett and his wife Martha were recognized on the PSJA Library Services Facebook page for their generous donation. PSJA’s vision is to ensure every student in the district is well-prepared to participate, compete, and excel in a global society while nurturing multi-generational prosperity. The books provided by The Molina Foundation will be distributed through schools in the district over the next few weeks.

Dr. Faustino Bernadett PSJA Services Donation

PSJA Library Services posted this thank you to its Facebook page on August 26, 2020:

“We are extremely grateful for the enormous gift from the Molina Foundation. We started the separation of these books for future distribution. We are beyond thankful to all of you for our great gifts! Our excellent PSJA librarians are incredible to offer their assistance to our project. We can't wait to have these books in the hands of our students during these critical times.”

It’s not surprising to those who know the Bernadetts that this is yet another step in their philanthropic journey. Dr. Faustino Bernadett and his wife Martha have dedicated their lives to improving literacy in impoverished communities by providing access to books for children of all ages. Dr. Faustino Bernadett’s wife Martha Molina Bernadett, M.D., MBA is the President and CEO of The Molina Foundation. Dr. Bernadett understands the importance of literacy and education in overcoming health disparities, which is what led to the formation of The Molina Foundation in August 2004.

About PSJA

The mission of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District in Pharr, TX is to connect all students with innovative instruction, outstanding facilities, skills, technology, and support while prioritizing health and safety from early childhood through early adulthood. This tri-city public school district home to a 32,000 student body boasts a legacy of academic excellence, renowned college and career readiness, bi-literacy and extracurricular programs. This is all backed by a multicultural heritage that ensures every student has access to the experiences and resources necessary to achieve high levels of success.​

A Summer Filled With Book Donations

This Molina Foundation book donation is the third of its kind over this summer alone:

  • In July, the Denver Public Schools Educational Technology & Library Services was awarded the Molina Foundation “Stories by the Truckload” book grant to provide books from Disney Publishing to Denver-area youth and families. More than 34,000 books were distributed to 30 schools, 27 community organizations and the Denver public library. The DPS Educational Technology & Library Services expressed its profound gratitude for the “Stories by the Truckload” book grant by The Molina Foundation.

  • In August, The Molina Foundation and the Brunswick County 4-H donated a large collection of novels and other books to the James S. Russell Middle School in Lawrenceville, VA. Brunswick 4-H and The Molina Foundation were both recognized on the Virginia 4-H Facebook page for the generous donation.

About The Molina Foundation

The Molina Foundation is a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health. Over the years, this organization has worked with more than 2,500 organizations and schools, with donations of more than 7 million books. It also hosts workshops and programs for educators and families, working in collaboration with community-based organizations in at-risk communities, partnering with preschool programs, clinics, schools, family service organizations, churches, and other civic organizations.

To learn more about The Molina Foundation and its many other book donations, click here.

Check out the PSJA Library Services Facebook page to learn more about the generous donation provided by The Molina Foundation to benefit the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District in Pharr, TX.

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