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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards $550,000 in Grants

September 17, 2003

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 17, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), announced that it has awarded $550,000 in grants to 110 non-profit organizations across the company's 27-state market area. The grants went to non-profit literacy providers dedicated to increasing the functional literacy of adults and families.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants provide program support to non- profit literacy organizations in the Dollar General market area with the intent of helping literacy providers increase their capacity to serve low- level literacy adults and their families. Programs supported through the Foundation's grants include adult basic education, GED preparation, English as a second language, family literacy and workforce literacy initiatives.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation accepts proposals on an annual basis. The next Request for Proposal submission deadline is April 9, 2004. RFP packages will be available online January 9, 2004. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit the company's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com. To place your name on the RFP mailing list for future RFPs, send your organization's name, a contact name, and mailing address to The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, P.O. Box 1064, Goodlettsville, TN 37072-1064.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation is a Fortune 500® retailer with more than 6,500 stores in 27 states and distribution centers in Kentucky, Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio.

The following list includes the 110 organizations that received funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation during the 2003 grant cycle.

              Organization                          City           State
    Central Alabama Laubach Literacy Council        Montgomery     Alabama
    Northwest - Shoals Community College Adult      Muscle Shoals  Alabama
     Education Program
    SAFE Family Services Center                     Sylacauga      Alabama
    Literacy Council of Hot Springs County, Inc.    Malvern        Arkansas
    Literacy Council of Jefferson County            Pine Bluff     Arkansas
    Literacy Council of Western Arkansas, Inc.      Fort Smith     Arkansas
    Polk County Literacy Council, Inc.              Mena           Arkansas
    Delaware Technical & Community College Adult    Dover          Delaware
     Education Program
    Adult Literacy League, Inc.                     Orlando        Florida
    GROWS Literacy Council                          Apopka         Florida
    Learn to Read of Northwest Florida, Inc.        Pensacola      Florida
    Sarasota Family YMCA/Children's Services        Sarasota       Florida
    Catholic Social Services, Inc.                  Atlanta        Georgia
    Community Partnership of Elbert County          Elberton       Georgia
    Easter Seals Middle Georgia                     Dublin         Georgia
    Literacy Volunteers of America                  Decatur        Georgia
    Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition        Galesburg      Illinois
    Chinese Mutual Aid Association                  Chicago        Illinois
    Dominican Literacy Council                      Aurora         Illinois
    John A. Logan College Literacy Program          Carterville    Illinois
    Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley         Ottawa         Illinois
    Clinton County Economic Advancement Foundation  Frankfort      Indiana
    La Porte Literacy Coalition                     La Porte       Indiana
    Literacy Coalition of Kokomo-Howard County, Inc. Kokomo        Indiana
    Steuben County Literacy Coalition               Angola         Indiana
    The Salvation Army Family Literacy Program      Terre Haute    Indiana
    Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)   Bloomington    Indiana
    Iowa Homeless Youth Centers                     Des Moines     Iowa
    Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.                 Marshalltown   Iowa
    Tripoli Public Library                          Tripoli        Iowa
    Donnelly College                                Kansas City    Kansas
    Hutchinson Community College Learning Center    Hutchinson     Kansas
    Literacy Resources                              Wichita        Kansas
    Seward Community College ESL Program            Liberal        Kansas
    Bell County Council on Literacy, Inc.           Middlesboro    Kentucky
    Scott Education and Community Foundation        Georgetown     Kentucky
    Western Kentucky Refugee Mutual Assistance      Bowling Green  Kentucky
     Society
    Western Kentucky University Adult Literacy      Bowling Green  Kentucky
     Program
    Progressive Education Program                   New Iberia     Louisiana
    Reading Education for Adult Development (READ)  Oakdale        Louisiana
    St. Ambrose Family Outreach Center              Baltimore      Maryland
    St. Michael's Rectory ESL Literacy Initiative   Silver Springs Maryland
    The Learning Bank of COIL                       Baltimore      Maryland
    Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries               Detroit        Michigan
    Oakland Literacy Council                        Pontiac        Michigan
    Southgate Adult & Community Education           Southgate      Michigan
    Specialized Language Development Learning       Grand Rapids   Michigan
     Center, Inc.
    Bolivar County Literacy Council                 Cleveland      Mississippi
    EXCEL, Inc.                                     Okolona        Mississippi
    Grenada League for Adult Development            Grenada        Mississippi
    Lafayette County literacy Council               Oxford         Mississippi
    Laclede Literacy Council - LVA                  Lebanon        Missouri
    Missouri Humanities Council                     St. Louis      Missouri
    SERVE, Inc.                                     Fulton         Missouri
    Women's Employment Network (WEN)                Kansas City    Missouri
    Lincoln Action Program                          Lincoln        Nebraska
    Lincoln Literacy Council                        Lincoln        Nebraska
    Literacy Volunteers of America - West Hudson    Kearny         New Jersey
    Literacy Volunteers of America Cape -           Pleasantville  New Jersey
     Atlantic, Inc.
    Literacy Volunteers of America in Mercer County Trenton        New Jersey
    Literacy Volunteers of Middlesex                South River    New Jersey
    Hispanic Outreach Services                      Albany         New York
    InterReligious Council of Central New York      Syracuse       New York
    Literacy Volunteers of America - Suffolk County Bellport       New York
    The Learning Place                              Syracuse       New York
    Craven Literacy Council                         New Bern    North Carolina
    Gaston Literacy Council, Inc.                   Gastonia    North Carolina
    Literacy Council of Buncombe County             Asheville   North Carolina
    Literacy Council of Wake County                 Raleigh     North Carolina
    Stanly Community College Family Literacy        Albemarle   North Carolina
     Program
    Clinton County Adult New Readers                Wilmington     Ohio
    Licking County Coalition for Housing            Newark         Ohio
    Project: Learn of Summit County                 Akron          Ohio
    YWCA of Greater Cincinnati                      Cincinnati     Ohio
    Family & Children's Services                    Tulsa          Oklahoma
    McAlester Regional Literacy Council             McAlester      Oklahoma
    Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office               Oklahoma City  Oklahoma
    Pontotoc County Literacy Coalition              Ada            Oklahoma
    Alle-Kiski Learning Center, Inc.                Arnold       Pennsylvania
    Carlisle Area OIC Learning Center               Carlisle     Pennsylvania
    Center for Literacy                            Philadelphia  Pennsylvania
    Voice for Adult Literacy United for Education   Chester      Pennsylvania
    YWCA of Westmoreland County                     Greensburg   Pennsylvania
    Howard Adult Center                             Georgetown South Carolina
    Laurens County Literacy Council                 Laurens    South Carolina
    Middle Tyger Community Center                   Lyman      South Carolina
    Trident Literacy Association              North Charleston South Carolina
    Baptist Hospital Foundation                     Nashville      Tennessee
    Christian Women's Job Corps                     Nashville      Tennessee
    Collierville Literacy Council                   Collierville   Tennessee
    Dyer County Literacy Program, Inc.              Dyersburg      Tennessee
    Literacy Council of Sumner County               Hendersonville Tennessee
    Preston Taylor Ministries                       Nashville      Tennessee
    Read to Succeed - United Way of Middle          Nashville      Tennessee
     Tennessee
    AAMA Adelante                                   Houston        Texas
    Austin Families, Inc.                           Austin         Texas
    Benitia Family Center                           San Antonio    Texas
    Houston READ Commission                         Houston        Texas
    Literacy Advance of Houston, Inc.               Houston        Texas
    National Alliance of Urban Literacy Coalitions  Houston        Texas
    Vickery Meadow Learning Center                  Dallas         Texas
    Victoria Adult Literacy Council                 Victoria       Texas
    Literacy Volunteers of America - Prince William Woodbridge     Virginia
    Literacy Volunteers of Marshall & Ohio Counties Wheeling       Virginia
    Loudoun Literacy Council                        Leesburg       Virginia
    Patrick County Public Schools                   Stuart         Virginia
    Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic             Charlottesville Virginia
    Rosedale Community Center                       Rosedale       Virginia
    Hamlin-Lincoln County Public Library            Hamlin      West Virginia
    Tri-State Literacy Council                     Huntington   West Virginia

SOURCE Dollar General Corporation

Denine Torr, Charitable Contributions Specialist of Dollar General Corporation, +1-615-855-5208

http://www.dollargeneral.com


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