GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation today awarded more than $6.4
million in grants to 593 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools.
"Literacy is the key for opening doors to new opportunities and better
lives," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "We are
pleased to help local organizations enhance and expand their literacy
programs to make education more accessible to everyone."
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants to schools and
organizations in communities across the 39 states served by Dollar
General. The funding supports programs such as adult literacy, GED
preparation and English language acquisition. More than 410,300
individuals are expected to benefit from literacy services provided by
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants annually to
schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries to support education and
literacy in the communities where its customers, employees and their
families live and work. Available grants and a complete list of grant
recipients are available at www.dgliteracy.org.
About Dollar General
Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a leading discount retailer with 10,000
stores in 39 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 1993,
the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $71.2
million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.1
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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