Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded YMCA of Beaufort County in Port Royal a grant in the amount of $2,000 to support its Y Readers Program. The local grant is part  of over $4 million awarded to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the across the 43 states Dollar General serves.

“At Dollar General, our mission is Serving Others, and we are committed to making a difference in people’s lives through the support of literacy initiatives and educational programs in the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.

These youth literacy grants are awarded at the beginning of the academic year in an effort to give teachers, schools and organizations a great start with the funding and resources they need for the upcoming school year. A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.