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Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards literacy grant to Mount Ayr schools

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 11:16 a.m. CST

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded grants to support youth literacy programs to Mount Ayr Community School and Mount Ayr elementary in the amount of $3,500 and $1,200, respectively.

“Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others, and it’s exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning makes in people’s lives.”

This fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in youth literacy grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofit organizations, libraries and community groups dedicated to the advancement of literacy.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports 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 $84.9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org and grant applications for adult, family, summer and youth literacy grants will be available in January.

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