The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announces the award of more than $205,000 in literacy grants to Alabama 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 Alabama organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 28,000 Alabamians.
The Enterprise Public Library was the recipient of $1,000 in grant monies.
“In keeping with Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide grants to support literacy and education initiatives in the communities we proudly call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “Each year, funds provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a real difference by providing the tools that students, adults and families need to pursue new opportunities and accomplish their goals. We believe these programs empower the communities we serve, and we are honored to play a role in their success.”
Statewide grants are part of more than $8.3 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded. Recipients of the 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.