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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards $2,000 to Sacramento-Area Literacy Programs

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards $2,000 to Sacramento-Area Literacy Programs

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $2,000 to Sacramento-area organizations to support youth literacy programs.  Award recipients include:

*Roseville Home Start, Roseville
*Lichen Elementary, Citrus Heights

"Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy,” said 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 makes in people’s lives.”

This fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in youth literacy grants to approximately 650 schools, non-profit organizations, libraries and community groups dedicated to the advancement of literacy. 

Keaton Raphael Memorial Announces Inaugural Gala September 20

Keaton Raphael Memorial Announces Inaugural Gala September 20

Keaton Raphael Memorial Announces Inaugural Gala Celebrating 15 Years of Hope Strength and Courage to Families With Children Battling Cancer!

Gala Taking Place September 20 at Old Sacramento Railroad Museum- All Proceeds Benefit Children Battling Cancer

Roseville, CA -- Keaton Raphael Memorial (KRM) celebrates 15 years of hope, courage, and strength along with a milestone of 1 million donated towards research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center at an Inaugural Gala, Sept. 20, 2013. The gala will be held at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento at 6:30pm with a VIP event starting at 5:30pm- space is limited for VIP. All event proceeds will benefit children battling cancer and their families throughout Northern CA.  

The Keaton Raphael Memorial was established in 1998 following the death of 5-year old Keaton after his courageous nine-month battle with neuroblastoma.

Dinner Fundraiser to Support Local Feed MyStarving Children Mobilepack

Dinner Fundraiser to Support Local Feed MyStarving Children Mobilepack

A local effort to pack 500,000 meals for malnourished children around the world is holding its first major fundraiser for 2013, a special tropical-themed dinner on Aug. 23, catered by Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning.

All of the proceeds of the fundraiser will benefit the non-profit Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event, scheduled for Oct. 24-26 at William Jessup University.

Randy and Lisa Peters, owners of Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning, are donating all the food and their service for the event – meaning every dollar raised will go toward paying for meals for the MobilePack.

“We’ve had the privilege of participating in a MobilePack and seeing hundreds of people come together and pack meals for malnourished children,” Randy Peters said.

VIDEO: 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' goes to Dixon

News10 enjoyed breakfast with local residents and the Dixon Mayor at A Street Deli Friday, August 9.

A Street Deli was chosen by viewers in an online vote, beating out Shaw's Family Restaurant .

Morning anchorwoman Keba Arnold broadcast news live at the Dixon's 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' winner and had a chance to interview Dixon Mayor Jack Batchelor, Jr., too.

PHOTOS: 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' goes to Dixon

News10 thanks A Street Deli owner Michael Merritt and staff for the hospitality and fine food.

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'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' - and the Winner is?

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' - and the Winner is?

With 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' News10 viewers get a chance to decide where News10 Good Morning co-anchor Keba Arnold will be live during the following Friday's 5 and 6 a.m. newscasts.

Voting began last Friday morning Aug. 2 and ended Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.

The winner was announced Wednesday, Aug. 7 on News10 Good Morning.