Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Over $6 Million to More Than 725 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.
Mon, 20 May 2013
Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to announce the award of
over $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and
literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy
“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving
Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling,
Dollar General’s chairman and CEO.“It’s exciting to see the
Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner
with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real
difference in people’s lives.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, 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, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than
$81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7
million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting
applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Applications may be completed online at www.dgliteracy.org.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
nearly 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money.
Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and
replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning
supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday
prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 10,000
stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any
retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar
General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as
Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills,
Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General
For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and
its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.