“There is no greater cause to get behind than children,” she said. “Literacy and reading are the foundations to everything that helps a child become successful adult.”
She said close to 300 women attended the event.
“Power of the Purse was an event we put together to specifically bring women together to show the power that they can have when they come together to support a cause,” Pedraza said.
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Though the event was a major success, there are many more children that need served, she said.
“It’s a drop in the bucket to where we need to be but for a first event we are so pleased,” Pedraza said. But by nature, I truly believe people are giving.
“If you provide children with the right tools it is going to help them be successful,” she said.