This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

You know that I’m pretty opinionated about literacy, right? I think that encouraging kids to read is one of the greatest gifts we, as parents, can give them. Knowing how to read isn’t just a valuable life skill for things like basic education and future employment opportunities, it gives our children the chance to explore endless realms and expands their imaginations beyond the furthest reaches of our own universe. Cooper Purina Did you know that studies have shown that when children read to their pets, their reading skills and confidence improves? Purina has always been passionate about pets. Now, they’re taking that passion and directing it towards literacy as well. Purina partnered with Dollar General to help drive awareness to the importance of literacy. Even better, they did it in a way that also helps you do more with your dollar!

During April, you can grab four digital coupons for Purina products and use them at Dollar General. For each coupon redeemed from from 4/5/2015 through 4/30/2015, Purina will donate $1 to the Dollar General Literacy foundation up to $20,000.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is a fantastic organization that gives grants to nonprofits and schools that help teach people of all ages how to read, learn the English language or prep for the GED (high school equivalency test).

Join the Purina & Dollar General Twitter Party for a Chance to Win Great Prizes!

Ready to learn about how you can do more with your dollar AND improve literacy for children everywhere with the help of Purina and Dollar General? You won’t want to miss the #DoMore Twitter Party on 4/15 from 11AM-12PM EST! Just follow the hashtag (#DoMore) and your host @ModernDayMoms, along with your co-host, @SuburbanMomClub.

Of course, every great Twitter party needs great prizes, right? Well, the #DoMore party has some AWESOME prizes, including $100 worth of FREE Purina food and litter at Dollar General! Even better: 15 people will win! That’s $1,500 worth of prizes! Check out complete contest rules for more info. RSVP below to let them know you’ll be there! Remember, it’s on Wednesday, April 15th at 11AM EST.

What do you do at home to encourage literacy? Tell me in the comments!

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