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Dollar General’s Literacy Foundation awards $3.4M to schools, nonprofits

BY DSN STAFF

Dollar General’s Literacy Foundation is looking to make a major difference in the lives of its consumers.

The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based company announced that it has awarded more than $3.4 million in youth literacy grants to 915 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the 44 states the retailer serves.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO, said. “Dollar General’s mission is serving others, and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and education.”

To date the foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to schools, libraries and literacy organizations, as part of its mission to increase literacy for individuals of all ages, the company said.

A complete list of the grant recipients can be accessed on the foundation’s website.

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