We Are One Community Outreach Hosted It’s Second Annual Backpack Rally
By Jermel Thomas President of We Are One Community Outreach
Franklinton North Carolina - Over 132 back packs were given out to the students of Franklin County on August 23 2014 at the Franklinton Elementary School. We Are One Community Outreach (WAOCO), a local non-profit organization in the area, was the facilitator of this event. Jermel Thomas and Stephanie Malone (a native of Franklinton) coordinated this event to help needy families to offset the cost of school supplies. Mr. Thomas states that, “school supplies can be an add burden to needy families and if we can help to supplement that cost for a few families in the area we have done our jobs”.
Mrs. Malone says, “We hope this small token of love will help the needy families in the community and assisted in building a strong academic foundation”.
We Are One Community Outreach would like to thank our sponsors and partners, which includes RITS (Riders in The South) bike, car and truck club of Raleigh, Diane and her staff of Subway, COGOP church and family, Cabin Branch Farm Market all of Franklinton NC, Patricia Holland of All Things New, Inc., Regina and staff at McDonalds in Youngsville, Wal-Mart, Target, Food Lion, Home Depot, and Staples.
We would also like to thank The Franklin Times and WYRN AM radio station for their assist in getting the information out in the community.
Concerned About People, Inc.
1108 North Oakwood Drive
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Phone (252) 907-2640; (252) 343-7926
CONCERNED ABOUT PEOPLE, INC. RECEIVES $3000 GRANT FROM THE DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY
FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT YOUTH LITERACY
[Youngsville, North Carolina] – On August 28, 2014, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Concerned About People, Inc. a $3000 grant to support youth literacy.
“We are so grateful for the financial help for our PFIR program because in Eastern North Carolina, literacy is foundational for building our communities, stated Dawn Burton, Co-Founder of Concerned About People, Inc.
“Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others and it’s exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning make in people’s lives.” PFIR (Proficiency & Fluency in Reading) is a multifaceted academic support program to youngsters (grades 3-5).
Educators within the Franklin County district refer students that may benefit with reading coaching and tutorial support. Via small group and one-on-one study matches as contracted by the We Are One Community Outreach (a Franklin county 501(c)3 organization), a volunteer literacy coach provides students weekly tutorial support with the intent of increasing the reading grade level of all its participants. Awarded at the beginning of the academic year, youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation help provide teachers, schools and organizations with the funding and resources they need to properly begin the school year. This fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to approximately 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education across the United States.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education since its inception in 1993. In the past 21 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
About Concerned About People, Inc
Concerned About People, Inc. is a social response agency and nonprofit organization designed to build lives and communities. Since 2000, partnerships with Concerned About People, Inc. have resulted in food and study supplies for youth groups, emergency shelter and counsel of persons in recovery, and book scholarships for college students.
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 11,500 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes,
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