Literacy Center Receives $10,000 Grant From The Dollar General Literacy Foundation

 

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Literacy Center a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. “The Center helps hardworking people acquire the practical skills to make them more active and contributing members of our community,” Case says. “From reading a food label, to writing a check, to reading their mail, the Center does more than help people learn to read books. We help people lead better lives.”

“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the Dollar General Fdncommunities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

The Literacy Center educates over 500 adult students, with the support of nearly 100 community volunteers, from the tri-county area with one-on-one tutoring and small classroom instruction in basic reading, English as a second language and GED. We are committed to empowering adults and families by helping them acquire the literacy skills and practices to be active and contributing members of their communities.

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 $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

About Literacy Center
The Literacy Center works to empower adults and families by helping them acquire the literacy skills and practices to be active and contributing members of their communities.  For more information about the Literacy Center, contact Kirsten Case at (402) 342-7323 or visit GiveLiteracy.org.

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 $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five 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.