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Colgate-Palmolive and Family Dollar Celebrate Black History Month With Houston Consumers and With Actress Vanessa Williams

Free Dental Screenings and Oral Care Education at Two Family Dollar Locations - Saturday, February 8

HOUSTON, Feb. 8,  2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Black History Month, Colgate-Palmolive and Family Dollar have partnered to help African-American families across the Houston area to take charge of oral health.

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Today, February 8, Houston-area families are invited to join actress and mother Vanessa Williams (Melrose Place, New Jack City) for a special meet and greet, along with Colgate's volunteer core of dentists and hygienists, for complimentary dental screenings and oral care tips at the following Family Dollar locations:

Family Dollar
22522 Imperial Valley Drive, Houston, TX 77073
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

Family Dollar
657 Rankin Road, Houston, TX 77073         
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 34% of African-Americans have untreated cavities in comparison to 18% of non-Hispanic Whites.

"I'm thrilled to partner with Colgate and Family Dollar to celebrate Black History Month, because we share the common goal of empowering African-American families across the Houston area and everywhere to honor our past and take charge of our future," Williams says.

The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental van will offer complimentary dental screenings and treatment referrals (if needed) to children ages 3-12 as well as oral care tips for the entire family.  In addition, Colgate and Family Dollar will host students from four local Houston Boys & Girls Clubs to create drawings that demonstrate what Black History Month means to them and Colgate products and Family Dollar gift cards will be awarded.

About Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's web site at www.Colgate.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®, Colgate's global oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. CL-C

About Family Dollar
For more than 50 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations.  Family Dollar's mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in more than 8,000 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as "my Family Dollar."  Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com.

SOURCE Colgate-Palmolive

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