Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than
$7.5 million in literacy grants to nearly 870 nonprofit organizations,
libraries and schools this morning. Awarded funds are aimed at
supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile
radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44
states Dollar General serves.
"Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding
to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,"
said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO. "Providing these grants and
supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving
Others and it's rewarding to see the impact these funds have."
Recipients of today's grant announcements plan to use Dollar General
Literacy Foundation funds to help adults learn to read, prepare for the
high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading 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 18, 2017.
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 $135 million in grants to nonprofit
organizations, helping more than 8.6 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 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 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 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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Crystal Ghassemi, 1-877-944-DGPR
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