Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. said it will provide support to nonprofit organizations that focus on grade-school children.

The Alliance for Youth and Communities in Schools, a group championed by retired Gen. Colin Powell, will receive donations of Discover cardholders cash-back awards and of time volunteered by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter employees.

The company's Discover Financial Services unit will also enclose pamphlets in customer statements to raise awareness of these organizations.

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