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

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

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Feb. 8, 2014

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

"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

Colgate-Palmoliveis a leading global consumer products company, tightly
focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet
Nutrition.Colgate-Palmolivesells its products in over 200 countries and
territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names
asColgate, Palmolive,Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso,
Kolynos, Elmex, Tom's ofMaine,Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as
well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information
about Colgate-Palmolive'sglobal business, visit the Company's web site To learn more aboutColgate Bright Smiles, Bright
Futures^®, Colgate's global oral health education program, please
visit 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

SOURCE Colgate-Palmolive

Contact: David Abrams, 212-798-9521,
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