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Literacy program receives a big donation

June 29, 2004

Albany - A Dougherty County program that teaches parents and kids to read received a big donation. Tuesday, the King 2004 Celebration committee gave the Even Start program $15,000.

Even Start teaches mothers and their children reading and mathematics and helps moms find good jobs. "I have learned more than I did in high school," said mother Sharon Brown. "I have learned math and literature arts. My little boy has learned his ABC's, he can spell his name, and knows his colors."

Even Start is using the money to build a playground at its West Highland location and to make upgrades to the building so the program can apply for more federal money.

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