Dollar General foundation awards grants

August 31, 2018

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $33,000 in youth literacy grants to West Virginia schools and nonprofit organizations, according to a release. 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. West Virginia recipients include:

• Hometown Elementary School, Red House, Putnam, $2,200.

• Huntington High School, Huntington, Cabell, $4,000.

• Vinson Middle School, Huntington, Wayne, $2,000.

• Pineville Middle School, Pineville, Wyoming, $4,000.

“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 is Serving 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.”

Grant applications for 2019 youth, summer, family and adult literacy programs will be available Jan. 2, 2019.

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