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I find it hard to believe that literacy is actually an issue this day and age. This is definitely due to my own sheltered ignorance. I had no idea more than 30 million adults in the United States read at the lowest level of literacy! And, every year, one in every three young adults drops out of school. As a mom, citizen and human, I find this devastating!
Importance of Literacy
Seriously, I don't even know how to express my love of reading. I read practically all day long as a blogger and parent. I can remember reading Goodnight Moon to my babies on the nights after they were first born. Now that they are much older, they are both avid readers. I love seeing the looks of excitement when they discover an interesting fact to share or are able to use their knowledge in a day.
Just a couple days ago, we found a tiny bat hanging from the leaves on a bush. My daughter was so excited to observe him and when he opened his mouth she said, “Mom! He's not a meat-eating bat! I saw his teeth, and he's definitely a fruit-eating bat!” As a science nerd myself, I was beaming with pride at her scientific observation. She had just read about bats and was so proud to be able to use that knowledge in the field– haha, okay, the yard. 🙂
I can't even imagine where my nights would be without seductive, sometimes sleazy, vampire romance novels! These are oddly priceless.
In all seriousness though, I am fortunate to have had the opportunities I have been given. My heart goes out to those less fortunate and am so glad attention and funding is being paid to this important cause.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools that have helped more than 4.7 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency test, or learn the English language.
These grant programs are available in 40 states to qualifying non-profit organizations where Dollar General stores are located.
Pepsi© and Lipton© Support Literacy
Pepsi© and Lipton© have joined forces and are donating $50,000 to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation! I'm so happy that these companies are helping make a difference.
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This summer I tried Lipton© Green Tea in the Citrus Flavor with only 100 calories… Yum! It's delicious. And it's great in cocktails while your by the pool or on the boat!
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