Literacy Center Awarded $10,000 Grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded The Literacy Center a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy.

“As an adult, stepping up to commit to improving your life through education takes courage, hope and support,” said Linda Butkus, the Literacy Center’s CEO. “All of us at the Literacy Center are grateful to Dollar General for their support in helping adults master the essential literacy skills needed for life.”

With the help of this grant, the Literacy Center can provide adults with the support needed to gain essential education and employment skills. Low-level reading and math abilities are the common thread of poverty, incarceration and high dropout rates in schools. They are also a barrier to understanding basic health, financial and consumer issues. At the Literacy Center, students are actively engaged in planning a pathway that helps them reach their educational and career goals.

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

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 $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.