Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards local grants

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COMMUNITY - DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACYThe Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded The Literacy Center in Bluffton and YMCA of Beaufort County in Port Royal grants in the amount of $6,000 and $3,000, respectively to support local literacy programs. These local grants are part of over $5.8 million awarded today to approximately 720 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states the company serves. Today’s grant announcements bring the total impact of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s to over $100 million in grants to assist nearly six million people improve their lives through literacy and education since the foundation’s inception in 1993.

“It is exciting to see the impact grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make throughout the country, especially as we cross the $100 million threshold in overall donations and the difference it has to nearly six million people,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation truly embodies the company’s mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve.”

Recipients of today’s grant announcements will use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to support programs aimed at enhancing summer, family and adult literacy programs. Grants will be used to help promote childhood summer reading or help adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam or learn English.