The Dollar General Literacy Foundation in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, has announced nearly a thousand grants totaling $8.3 million in support of literacy and education initiatives.
Awarded to libraries, schools, and nonprofit organizations in communities served by Dollar General, the grants will support programs that promote childhood reading through the summer, high school equivalency exam preparation, adult literacy, and programs for English-language learners. Grant recipients include the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition in Boynton Beach, Florida; the Shack Neighborhood House in Pursglove, West Virginia; Journey House in Milwaukee; and the Family Place in Leon, Iowa.
"In keeping with Dollar General's mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide grants to support literacy and education initiatives in the communities we proudly call home," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO. "Each year, funds provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a real difference by providing the tools that students, adults, and families need to pursue new opportunities and accomplish their goals. We believe these programs empower the communities we serve, and we are honored to play a role in their success."