More than 230,000 individuals to be served by funding
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Strengthening its commitment to literacy in the communities it calls
home, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation today awarded more than
$4.6 million in grants to 481 nonprofit organizations, libraries and
"Dollar General believes literacy is the foundation upon which all other
success is built," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and
CEO. "Our hope is that these gifts reinforce the importance of literacy
and education in our communities for youth, adults and families."
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded 222 grants to
organizations that provide services for adults such as literacy
programs, general education diploma preparation and English language
acquisition. Fifty-three grants were awarded to organizations that
provide educational opportunities for parents and children to learn
together. And, 206 grants were awarded to libraries and nonprofit
organizations to support summer reading programs for children. For more
information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation or for a complete
list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
The grants being awarded today will help nonprofit organizations,
libraries and schools provide services to more than 230,000 individuals
of all ages.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is currently accepting
applications for youth literacy and back-to-school grants. To complete
an application, please visit www.dglitearcy.org.
Proposals must be submitted online by May 18, 2011.
About Dollar General
Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with more than 9,300
neighborhood stores in 35 states. Dollar General stores provide
convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items
such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as
well as basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low
prices. The company has a longstanding tradition of supporting literacy
and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy
Foundation has awarded more than $58.6 million in grants to nonprofit
organizations, helping more than 3.2 million individuals take their
first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English
proficiency. To learn more about Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209
Source: Dollar General
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