Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $70,000 To Kansas Schools, Nonprofits And Literacy Organizations

Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs

Goodlettsville, Tennessee - May 15, 2017 - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $70,000 in literacy grants to Kansas nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools this morning. 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, and plan to positively impact the lives of nearly 6,000 Kansans.

"Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO. "Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it's rewarding to see the impact these funds have."

Statewide grants are part of more than $7.5 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this morning. Recipients of today's grant announcements 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. Kansas recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org. More