Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards more than $240,000 to Georgia schools, nonprofits, and literacy organizations
Published 11:04 am Wednesday, May 29, 2019
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. —Dollar General Literacy Foundation has announced the award of more than $240,000 in literacy grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations, libraries, and schools. These funds are aimed at supporting adult, family, and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves. The grants awarded to Georgia organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 16,000 Georgians.
“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 and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “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.”
Statewide grants are part of more than $8.3 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this morning. Recipients of today’s grant announcements plan to use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to help adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading or learn English. Georgia recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.