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Wal-Mart supports CCCC Basic Literacy

Wal-Mart supports CCCC Basic Literacy

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Erwin Wal-Mart store manager Amanda Powell (left)rn and assistant manager ... (more)

Wal-Mart supports CCCC Basic Literacy

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Deb Cox (left), assistant manager at the Siler Cityrn Wal-Mart, presented ... (more)

09.01.2005Continuing Education

SANFORD — September is Literacy Awareness Monthrn and Wal-Mart is giving back to the local community byrn partnering with Central Carolina Community College (CCCC)rn to promote basic skills and literacy in Chatham, Harnettrn and Lee Counties.

rn The CCCC Shawtown campus in Lillington received a $1,750rn check from the Erwin Wal-Mart. The Shawtown campus, wherern basic skills and literacy courses are available, receivedrn the money through a Wal-Mart Good.Works. community involvementrn grant and the money will go toward beautification projectsrn for the campus grounds.

rn The CCCC Basic Skills program in Chatham County was awardedrn a $500 literacy grant by the Siler City Wal-Mart. Thern grant monies will be used for literacy promotion andrn education in Chatham County in order to increase basicrn skills services to the community. It will also be usedrn for the development of seated and distance educationrn literacy classes that directly serve the community.

rn In additional support of Literacy Awareness Month, thern Siler City Wal-Mart will host the CCCC Race 4 Literacyrn Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24. Thern CCCC Chatham County Basic Skills staff and students willrn be in front of Wal-Mart during the event to hand outrn materials and answer questions. Race 4 Literacy Day willrn also feature face painting, balloons, door prizes andrn giveaways.

rn Wal-Mart also gave $1,500 to the CCCC Jonesboro Centerrn to support literacy initiatives in the Sanford community.rn The center will use the funds to purchase supplies forrn students.

rn All three Wal-Mart contributions — a total of $3,750 — werern made possible through the Wal-Mart Good.Works. programrn and Wal-Mart Foundation dollars. According to Wal-Martrn Stores Inc., the community involvement program is basedrn on the philosophy of operating globally and giving backrn locally.

rn For more information on the CCCC Basic Skills and Literacyrn programs, call the Siler City Center in Chatham Countyrn at (919) 742-2715, the Shawtown campus in Harnett Countyrn at (910) 814-1123 or the Jonesboro Center in Lee Countyrn at (919) 776-7323.