Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Grant to Support Milville Literacy Program

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MILLVILLE – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Millville Public Schools a $4,000 grant to support its Increasing Literacy Skills of Below Level Readers program.
The local grant is part of over $4 million awarded to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits, and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than six million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
“At Dollar General, our mission is serving others, and we are committed to making a difference in people’s lives through the support of literacy initiatives and educational programs in the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “These grants fill a critical need in our communities by providing a timely funding boost at the beginning of the school year for the enhancement of literacy programs.”
These youth literacy grants are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to give teachers, schools, and organizations a great start with the funding they need for the upcoming school year. A complete list of grant recipients can be found online at www.dgliteracy.org. Grant applications for adult, family, summer, and youth literacy grants will be available in January 2016.

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