Chrysler donates new books to Detroit Public School libraries, Parent Resource Centers
Automaker giving 500 new books to each of DPS' 8 Parent Resource Centers
Nearly 15,000 new books are to be donated by Chrysler Group LLC to help stock libraries at Detroit elementary and middle schools.
The automaker also is donating 500 new books Wednesday to each of the Detroit Public Schools eight Parent Resource Centers as the district prepares for Tuesday's first day of classes.
Each center is holding a back to school resource fair for parents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Parents and students also will receive school supplies donated by Target Corp. and Office Depot.
Detroit Schools has undertaken an aggressive, enrollment strategy. In its budget for the upcoming school year, the district is expecting enrollment to top 51,000 -- a 5,000 student increase over other projections.
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