Foundation awards grants to organizationsPublished 12:09pm Thursday, September 5, 2013
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants in Morgan County to Speake School and Hartselle Junior High School in the amount of $3,000 each to support youth literacy programs.
“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 foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in youth literacy grants to approximately 650 schools, non-profit organizations, libraries and community groups dedicated to the advancement of literacy.