The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is Now Accepting Applications for Waiting List Reduction Grants
August 04, 2010
Grant to help adult literacy programs reduce student waiting lists
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 04, 2010 - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for a new grant program, the waiting list reduction grant.
“Adult literacy organizations across the country are facing increased demands for service, while struggling with a decrease in available resources,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “Through the waiting list reduction grant, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation helps organizations remedy their waiting list issues and get more students involved in an educational program sooner.”
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation waiting list reduction grant helps literacy programs find ways to immediately engage potential students in learning activities.
Nonprofit adult literacy organizations may apply for the waiting list reduction grant online at www.dgliteracy.org. The deadline to apply for the grant is Sept. 30, 2010.
Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education. The company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults, families and youth by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy. To learn more about Dollar General’s literacy initiatives and available grants, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
About Dollar General
Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with 9,000 neighborhood stores in 35 states. Dollar General stores provide convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The company has a longstanding tradition of supporting literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $47 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 2.5 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.
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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever. Learn more at DollarGeneral.com.