Youth Literacy Grants will help more than 315,000 students improve
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Youth Literacy grants
totaling more than $2 million to 564 schools and nonprofit organizations
throughout its market area. It is estimated that approximately 315,000
youth will be served as a result of these grants.
"We award the grants at the start of the school year so that the funds
are in place to have an impact on reading education and support," said
Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "Reading is an
essential building block to a bright future. The Dollar General Literacy
Foundation is proud to award the Youth Literacy grants to help provide
schools and nonprofit organizations with resources that support their
efforts to strengthen literacy skills and education."
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy grants are used to
assist with implementing new or expanding existing youth literacy
programs, to purchase new technology or equipment to support youth
literacy initiatives; or to purchase books, materials or software for
youth literary programs.
Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting
literacy and education. To further this support, the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 to improve the functional
literacy of adults and families by providing grants to nonprofit
organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy. Dollar General
Youth Literacy grants are one component of the foundation's grant
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $74 million
in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.4 million
individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education
diploma or English proficiency.
For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation or for
a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
About Dollar General
Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a leading discount retailer with 10,000
stores in 40 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. The Dollar
General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $74 million in grants
to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.4 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.
Emily Weiss, 615-855-5210
Source: Dollar General
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