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- The Food Lion Charitable Foundation has given $2,500 to Copeland Elementary School to purchase the TouchMath System to help students sharpen their math skills.

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Augusta's Smith Barney office held a food drive that coincided with the company's nationwide food drive. The branch's employees donated 1,677 food items to Golden Harvest Food Bank on Nov. 17. Tallying the first day's bounty are Mike Koltz (back row, from left) and Lindsey Toole;  Mei Tsang (second row), Allison Barksdale and Leia Blackwell; and Erin Bailey (front row), Amy Corbitt and Joy Fredericks.  Special
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Augusta's Smith Barney office held a food drive that coincided with the company's nationwide food drive. The branch's employees donated 1,677 food items to Golden Harvest Food Bank on Nov. 17. Tallying the first day's bounty are Mike Koltz (back row, from left) and Lindsey Toole; Mei Tsang (second row), Allison Barksdale and Leia Blackwell; and Erin Bailey (front row), Amy Corbitt and Joy Fredericks.

TouchMath is a multisensory teaching approach that bridges manipulation and memorization and is designed for students of varying abilities, backgrounds and interests.

The Food Lion Charitable Foundation was established in 2001 to provide financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to improving communities in which Food Lion operates. The foundation places an emphasis on primary and secondary education and feeding the hungry.

- Medical College of Georgia employees will hold the annual Healthy Grandparents Program Christmas Party on Dec. 5 at the Julian Smith Casino Barbecue Pit.

Donations from MCG employees and the community allow each child to receive a gift from Santa at the party. The program is open to non-parent caregivers in the Georgia counties of Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington and Wilkes.

According to the most recent U.S. Census, more than 2.5 million children are being raised by their grandparents in parent-absent homes. For more information, call School of Nursing social worker Mike Patton at (706) 721-6227.

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