Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards $240,000 to Georgia schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $240,000 in literacy grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools. The funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves. The grants awarded to Georgia organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 16,000 Georgians.

“In keeping with Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide grants to support literacy and education initiatives in the communities we proudly call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member.  “Each year, funds provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a real difference by providing the tools that students, adults and families need to pursue new opportunities and accomplish their goals. We believe these programs empower the communities we serve, and we are honored to play a role in their success.”

The statewide grants are part of more than $8.3 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this month. Recipients of the grants plan to use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to help adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading or learn English.  Georgia recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.

Organization
City
County
Grant Amount
Agape Community Center
Atlanta
Fulton
$2,000.00
All Us We
Dallas
Paulding
$8,000.00
Asian American Resource Foundation Inc.
Duluth
Gwinnett
$10,000.00
Atlanta Technical College Foundation, Inc..
Atlanta
Fulton
$8,000.00
Augusta Technical College Foundation
Augusta
Richmond
$6,000.00
B.R.I.D.G.E of Columbus, Inc.
Columbus
Muscogee
$7,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia
Jasper
Pickens
$2,000.00
Brooks County Middle School
Quitman
Brooks
$2,000.00
Coastal Plain Regional Library
Tifton
Tift
$1,000.00
Columbus Literate Community Program
Columbus
Muscogee
$8,000.00
Communities In Schools of Milledgeville Baldwin County
Milledgeville
Baldwin
$10,000.00
Cross Connection International
Duluth
Gwinnett
$4,500.00
De Soto Trail Regional Library
Camilla
Mitchell
$1,000.00
Elbert County Public Library
Elberton
Elbert
$1,000.00
Fannin Literacy Action Group
Blue Ridge
Fannin
$8,000.00
First Foundation Kids, Inc.
Duluth
Gwinnett
$1,500.00
Forsyth County Certified Literate Community Program
Cumming
Forsyth
$5,000.00
Forsyth County Certified Literate Community Program
Cumming
Forsyth
$4,000.00
Friends of Refugees Inc.
Clarkston
Dekalb
$10,000.00
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Clarkston
Dekalb
$10,000.00
Gilmer Learning Center, Inc.
Ellijay
Gilmer
$10,000.00
Greenville High School
Greenville
Meriwether
$2,500.00
Hattiesburg University Foundation
Atlanta
Fulton
$10,000.00
Hispanic Alliance GA
Gainesville
Hall
$8,000.00
International Rescue Committee, Inc.
Atlanta
DeKalb
$10,000.00
Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood for Girls
Atlanta
DeKalb
$1,500.00
J.C. Magill Elementary School
Loganville
Walton
$2,000.00
Kennesaw State University Foundation
Kennesaw
Cobb
$2,000.00
LaAmistad, Inc.
Atlanta
Fulton
$10,000.00
Latin American Association
Atlanta
Fulton
$10,000.00
Literacy Action, Inc.
Atlanta
Fulton
$8,000.00
Long County Public Library
Ludowici
Long
$1,000.00
Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition
Dahlonega
Lumpkin
$10,000.00
Miracle Making Ministries, Inc.
Augusta
Richmond
$2,000.00
New Birth Fellowship of Praise
Griffin
Spalding
$2,000.00
OFTC Foundation – North
Sandersville
Washington
$8,000.00
Peach County Public Libraries
Fort Valley
Peach
$500.00
Perry Career Academy Adult Education Program
Jonesboro
Clayton
$8,500.00
Project Transformation North Georgia Inc.
Stone Mountain
DeKalb
$3,000.00
Rainbow Park Baptist Church Community Learning Center
Decatur
DeKalb
$1,500.00
Royce Learning Center
Savannah
Chatham
$8,000.00
Royce Learning Center
Savannah
Chatham
$2,000.00
Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, Inc.
Griffin
Spalding
$10,000.00
Squirrel Hollow, Inc.
Fairburn
Fulton
$2,000.00
Talmo Public Library
Talmo
Jackson
$500.00
The Savannah Country Day School, Inc.
Savannah
Chatham
$2,000.00

In addition to the grants awarded today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10 p.m. CT. Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in implementing new or expanding existing literacy efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs. Applications are available online at www.dgliteracy.org.

For more information, photographs or items to supplement a story, visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

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