Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $32,000 in youth literacy grants to Iowa schools and nonprofit organizations.  The youth literacy grants will provide financial funding to teachers, libraries and literacy organizations to support a successful academic year throughout the 44 states that Dollar General serves. Iowa recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org

Organization Name

City

County

Grant Amount

West Delaware County School

Manchester

Delaware

$3,975.00

Camp Foster Young Men's Christian Association, Inc.

Spirit Lake

Dickinson

$3,000.00

Dubuque Community School District Foundation

Dubuque

Dubuque

$3,500.00

Hoover Elementary School

Dubuque

Dubuque

$3,500.00

Prairie City Elementary School

Prairie City

Jasper

$4,000.00

Central Lee Schools

Donnellson

Lee

$1,319.00

Novak Elementary School

Marion

Linn

$4,000.00

Warren G. Harding Middle School

Des Moines

Polk

$2,390.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley

Davenport

Scott

$3,000.00

Ames Public Library Friends Foundation

Ames

Story

$4,000.00

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “Dollar General’s mission isServing Others, and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and education.”

Statewide grants are part of more than $3.4 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this morning.  To date, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $159 million in grants to schools, libraries and literacy organizations as part of its commitment to increase literacy skills for individuals of all ages.

Dollar General’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, was functionally illiterate and never completed a formal education. In 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in his honor and has since helped more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

Each year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards funds to organizations located within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center. Grant applications for 2019 youth, summer, family and adult literacy programs will be available on January 2, 2019.

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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 $159 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 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.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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