Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (NYSE: DG) awarded
more than $7.1 million in grants to support adult, family and summer
literacy programs to over 900 schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy
organizations across the 43 states Dollar General serves.
"Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are
excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy
and education across the communities we call home," said Todd Vasos,
Dollar General's CEO. "It is always so exciting to see the true and
meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both
children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy."
Recipients of today's grant announcements plan to use Dollar General
Literacy Foundation funds to support programs aimed at enhancing adult,
family and summer 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 19, 2016.
Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit
organizations in implementing new or expanding existing literacy
efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment,
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 $120 million in grants to nonprofit
organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their
first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information
about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs,
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has been delivering value to
shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others.
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 operates 12,483 stores
in 43 states as of January 29, 2016. 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.
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