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Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards $4 million to 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations

BY Michael Johnsen

 

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Wednesday awarded nearly $4 million to approximately 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education across the United States.
 
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.
 
"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," stated 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."
 
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.

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Thermalon meets growing demand for dry eye treatment

BY Michael Johnsen

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Thermalon last week showcased its Thermalon Eye Compress at the annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo.
 
There is an increasing demand for dry eye treatment, as more people experience eye discomfort, noted Sharon Burkart, Thermalon marketing director. “More Baby Boomers are experiencing eye discomfort as part of the natural aging process and the younger set feel dry, itchy or burning eyes as a result of more hours spent looking at digital devices,” she said. Other common causes of dry eyes include certain prescription medications and disease states, such as diabetes.
 
According to Burkart, doctors recommend the application of moist heat to improve the flow of natural oils into the eyes. Thermalon is clinically proven to bring relief to dry, itchy and irritated eyes within minutes, she noted. The microwave-activated technology requires 20 seconds in the microwave, followed by a 3 to 5 minute treatment. Thermalon has patented the technology and is one of the only eye compresses that safely delivers moist heat.
 
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Prestige Brands launches website sweepstakes behind Fiber Choice

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — This September, Prestige Brands is challenging consumers to get picky and switch to a Fiber Choice product for their daily fiber supplement with a special website sweepstakes, the company announced Wednesday. Through Sept. 30, consumers can visit FiberChoice.com/ConsumerChallenge and enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 debit gift card.
 
"Fiber Choice products are a great-tasting simple way to help close the gap between the fiber you get from food and the fiber you need for good overall digestive health," stated Jacob Martin, Fiber Choice brand manager. "Each serving contains as much natural fiber as two cups of raw spinach or a cup of steamed cauliflower, so when you don't get enough fiber through food, like most Americans, these chewable treats are the next best thing."
 
Fiber Choice supplements come in five formulas: Fiber Choice chewable tablets; Fiber Choice Fruity Bites; Fiber Choice Weight Management; Fiber Choice Plus Calcium; and Fiber Choice Plus Antioxidants.
 
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