About 500 books donated to Fresno's Pyle Elementary

The Fresno BeeMarch 10, 2014 

The Great American Car Wash presented about 500 books to Pyle Elementary School Monday after collecting books and exceeding its goal as part of Read Across America.

The owner of the central Fresno car wash, AJ Rassamni, wanted to encourage children to read, so he offered to give a free car wash coupon to anyone who dropped off a gently used book. Rassamni's initial goal was to collect 300 books, but nearly 500 books were collected at the Blackstone Avenue car wash.

The books were given to Pyle Elementary Monday morning.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6679 or bvaccari@fresnobee.com.

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