Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy
programs; Pushes total impact to more than $100 million in donations and
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than
$5.8 million in grants to support adult, family and summer literacy
programs to approximately 720 schools, nonprofits and literacy
organizations across the 43 states Dollar General (NYSE: DG) serves.
Today's grant announcements bring the total impact of the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation to more than $100 million in donations and grants to
help nearly six million people improve their lives through literacy and
education since the foundation's inception in 1993.
"It is exciting to see the impact grants from the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation make throughout the country, especially as we cross
the $100 million threshold in overall donations and the difference it
has made to nearly six million people," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar
General's chairman and CEO. "The Dollar General Literacy Foundation
truly embodies the company's mission of Serving Others throughout
the communities we serve."
Recipients of today's grant announcements will use Dollar General
Literacy Foundation funds to support programs aimed at enhancing summer,
family and adult literacy programs. Grants will be used to help promote
childhood summer reading or help adults learn to read, prepare for the
high school equivalency exam or learn English. A complete list of grant
recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting
applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 21, 2015.
Youth literacy grants provide funding to schools, public libraries and
nonprofit organizations to help students below grade level or who
experience difficulty reading by providing funding to implement new or
expanding literacy programs, purchase new technology or equipment or
purchase books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs.
Applications are available online at www.dgliteracy.org.
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About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives
that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as
part of the company's mission of Serving Others for over
20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy
Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants to nonprofit
organizations, helping nearly six million individuals take their first
steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about
the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
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, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday
prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 11,950
stores in 43 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any
retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar
General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as
Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever,
Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more
information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.
Dollar General Media Relations
Crystal Ghassemi, 1-877-944-DGPR
Source: Dollar General Corporation
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