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Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards nearly $100K in grants to Ala. schools

35 Alabama schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations to receive funds to support youth literacy programs
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants each year to literacy organizations located within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants each year to literacy organizations located within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center.(AP)
Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 3:09 PM CDT
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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVY) -

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced plans to help make a difference during the upcoming academic year, with the award of nearly $100,000 in literacy grants in Alabama.

With these funds, educators at 35 schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations across the Alabama communities that Dollar General calls home will have additional resources to support new and ongoing youth literacy programs.

“This year, many teachers, libraries and literacy organizations are facing new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member.

“Despite the unprecedented obstacles, we admire the tremendous efforts and commitments from educators as they work to provide students with the tools they need to develop their literacy skills. We hope these funds will help support their plans to advance learning and deliver quality instruction in our hometown communities," Vasos said.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants each year to literacy organizations located within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center.

The grants awarded to Alabama organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 8,800 youth learners.

A list of the 2020 Alabama recipients can be found below. For a complete list of the recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

Organization
City
County
Grant Amount:
Children’s Literacy Services
Silverhill
Baldwin
$2,500
Elsanor Elementary School
Robertsdale
Baldwin
$2,500
Pine Grove Elementary
Bay Minette
Baldwin
$3,000
Blount County Education Foundation
Oneonta
Blount
$3,000
Cherokee County School District
Centre
Cherokee
$2,000
Rucker Boulevard Elementary
Enterprise
Coffee
$2,500
Cherokee Elementary School
Cherokee
Colbert
$2,500
Colbert Heights Elementary School
Tuscumbia
Colbert
$3,000
Hatton Elementary School
Leighton
Colbert
$3,000
Leighton Elementary School
Leighton
Colbert
$3,000
New Bethel Elementary School
Tuscumbia
Colbert
$3,000
Central Elementary
Rockford
Coosa
$3,000
Sophia P Kingston Elementary School
Selma
Dallas
$3,000
Whole Child Community Center
Selma
Dallas
$3,000
Collinsville High School
Collinsville
De Kalb
$2,000
Geneva County Middle/High School
Hartford
Geneva
$2,500
Stevenson Elementary School
Stevenson
Jackson
$3,000
Better Basics, Inc.
Birmingham
Jefferson
$3,000
STAIR of Birmingham
Birmingham
Jefferson
$4,000
The Literacy Council of Central Alabama
Birmingham
Jefferson
$3,000
YWCA of Birmingham
Birmingham
Jefferson
$3,000
Sulligent High School
Sulligent
Lamar
$2,500
Learn to Read Council of Athens and Limestone County, Inc.
Athens
Limestone
$2,500
Chosen Abilities Resource Center, Inc.
Huntsville
Madison
$2,500
Riverton Elementary School
Huntsville
Madison
$3,000
Walnut Grove Elementary
New Market
Madison
$2,500
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
Mobile
Mobile
$2,000
Prichard Preparatory School, Inc.
Whistler
Mobile
$2,500
Lacey’s Spring School
Lacey’s Spring
Morgan
$3,000
Odenville Intermediate School
Odenville
Saint Clair
$2,500
Pelham Park Middle School
Pelham
Shelby
$2,500
Graham Elementary Talladega City
Talladega
Talladega
$3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of West Alabama, Inc.
Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa
$3,000
Valley Jr. High School
Jasper
Walker
$3,000
F.S. Ervin Elem. Library
Pine Hill
Wilcox
$3,000

Applications for the 2021 Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant cycle will be available at www.dgliteracy.org on January 4, 2021.

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