Grants provide funding for youth literacy programs
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4
million to approximately 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy
organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education across
the United States.
Awarded at the beginning of the academic year, youth literacy grants
from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation help provide teachers,
schools and organizations with the funding and resources they need to
properly begin the school year.
"Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make
a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs
that improve education and enhance literacy," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar
General's chairman and CEO. "At Dollar General, we are passionate about
our mission of Serving Others and it's exciting to see the
real difference literacy and learning make in people's lives."
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives
that help others improve their lives through literacy and education
since its inception in 1993. In the past 21 years, the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to
nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take
their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.
Grant applications for adult, family, summer and youth literacy grants
will be available in January 2015.
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Crystal Ghassemi, APR, 1-877-944-DGPR
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