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Program collects supplies to help literacy rate

August 1, 2006

Albany-- Albany business and political leaders joined forces to promote literacy and make sure students have what they need to learn.

City and county leaders filled the Chamber of Commerce for a Back to School rally. They collected school supplies such as pens, paper and notebooks.

The supplies will go to the Dougherty County Even Start Family Literacy Program. It's goal is to improve the literacy rate in Dougherty County.  

"We're going to need all the community support and all the help we can get to make sure that this program remains around," says Literacy Coordinator Harriet Hollis Bradford.

Funding was recently cut to the Even Start program, so these donated supplies are important. The program served 32 families last year. This year, they plan to serve 50.