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Dollar General Supports Adult Literacy in New York State

Wed, May 15th 2019 09:00 am

The following Literacy New York providers received Dollar General grants this week:

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. Buffalo NY

Literacy New York-Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie Counties, Inc. Cobleskill NY

Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County Plattsburgh NY

Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, Inc. Rochester NY

Literacy Volunteers--Mohawk/Hudson Schenectady NY

LiteracyCNY Syracuse NY

Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Fulton NY

Ulster Literacy Association Kingston NY

These 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.

In total, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $8.3 million to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools.

According to a press release issued by Dollar General,

"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."

For more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, https://www.dgliteracy.org/

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