Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Nearly $63,000 to West Virginia Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

Goodlettsville, Tennessee – Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of nearly $63,000 in literacy grants to West Virginia 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 West Virginia organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of nearly 4,000 West Virginians.

 

“We are honored to fund literacy and education initiatives, which support our mission of Serving Others,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 and a legacy of helping people improve their lives through literacy and education. Including the grants announced today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided more than $154 million in funding to help more than 10 million people. We believe these programs can have a positive impact on the communities we serve and we look forward to continuing to partner with organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans.”

 

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.  West Virginia recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.

 

 

Organization Name
City
County
Grant Amount
Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, Inc.
Huntington
Cabell
$14,990.00
Mingo County Public Libraries
Huntington
Cabell
$12,516.00
Tri-State Literacy Council
Huntington
Cabell
$15,000.00
Fayette County Public Libraries
Oak Hill
Fayette
$2,500.00
Friends of South Jefferson Public Library
Summit Point
Jefferson
$1,000.00
Step by Step, Inc.
Charleston
Kanawha
$2,945.00
The Library Foundation of Kanawha County, Inc.
Charleston
Kanawha
$1,000.00
Chapmanville Public Library
Chapmanville
Logan
$2,500.00
West Virginia University Foundation
Morgantown
Monongalia
$2,000.00
Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County
Buckhannon
Upshur
$8,000.00

 

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 17, 2018. Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in implementing new or expanding existing literacy efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs. Applications are available online at www.dgliteracy.org.

 

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About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

 

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 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, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,609 stores in 44 states as of March 2, 2018. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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