Dollar General Literacy Foundation Announces Commitment

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Announces Nearly $9.2M Commitment to Literacy in May.

Includes a $1M Donation to fund May 5th Teacher Book Match with DonorsChoose plus

DGLF Grant Awards to Support Family, Adult, and Summer Literacy Programs

Goodlettsville, TN (STL.News) Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced an approximately $9.2 million commitment to support literacy in the communities that Dollar General calls home.  The financial commitment includes nearly $8.2 million in spring grants to support family, adult, and summer literacy programs across the country.  Grant recipients will be announced on May 12, and a list of organizations selected for funding will be posted on  DGLF’s commitment also features a $1 million grant to DonorsChoose to support a match program for book projects on May 5 in celebration of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.  Additionally, Dollar General plans to offer a monthly in-store discount for teachers beginning May 1.

“Today’s announcement further demonstrates our commitment to serving teachers and students across the nation,” said Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation believes everyone should have access to programs that help strengthen reading and build critical literacy skills, and teachers should have the tools needed for quality classroom instruction.  We are proud to offer grants to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations that help increase access to education and inspire innovation, helping to build brighter futures for all families.”

SOURCE: Dollar General