GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than
$4 million in grants to more than 960 schools, organizations and
nonprofits to support youth literacy programs. Awarded annually at the
academic school year's inception, these grants help support teachers,
schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the 44 states that Dollar
"Through our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to
support literacy and education across the communities we call home,"
said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief executive officer. "We hope the
Dollar General Literacy Foundation's youth literacy grants help
strengthen literacy programs, expand library collections, inspire a love
of reading in students and make a distinct impact to enhance the lives
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $140
million in grants to nonprofit organizations as part of its commitment
to helping increase the literacy skills for individuals of all ages.
Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has
helped more than nine million individuals take their first steps toward
literacy or continued education.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports individuals in the
communities that Dollar General stores serve who may be interested in
learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school
equivalency test. Referrals to a local organization that provides free
literacy services are available online here
or a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for information is
available at the cash register of every Dollar General store.
A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.
Grant applications for the 2018 grant cycle to benefit adult, family,
summer and youth literacy programs will be available on January 2, 2018.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards funds each year to
nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius
of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult,
family, summer and youth literacy programs.
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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money.
Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and
replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning
supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low
everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General
operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition
to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from
America's most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark,
Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and
Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
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