Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Grants
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (February 2, 2012) – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provided four Southern Nevada elementary schools with $1,000 grants to fund literacy and education programs. Elementary schools that received a grant were Kermit Booker, Kit Carson, Matt Kelly and Wendell P. Williams. All of the schools are located in the City of Las Vegas’ Ward 5.
“Dollar General is committed to supporting Southern Nevada,” said Matt Webster, Dollar General Market store manager. “Literacy and education are initiatives important to Dollar General, and we’re proud to help these schools enhance their educational opportunities for students.”
Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow helped Webster present the grants to the respective school principals at the Dollar General store located at 5991 West Cheyenne.
“I want to welcome Dollar General to the Ward 5 community and I commend this gesture to the children of Ward 5,” Councilman Barlow said. “Dollar General is already showing its commitment to this community and for that I am thankful.”
Dollar General marked its entry into Las Vegas in November 2011 with a $10,000 grant to Clark County schools and literacy organizations. The discount retailer currently has six Dollar General Market locations in Southern Nevada.
Dollar General is the latest addition to Ward 5. In November, Dollar General opened its first Ward 5 location at the intersection of Cheyenne and Jones.
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. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $64.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 3.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org