Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $132,000 to Oklahoma Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:30

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $132,000 to Oklahoma Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations Featured

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Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs

 

Goodlettsville, Tennessee – May 16, 2017 — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $132,000 in literacy grants to Oklahoma 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 10,000 Oklahomans.

 

“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. Oklahoma recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org

 

Organization Name City County Amount


Piedmont Library and Cultural Events Society Piedmont CANADIAN $1,883.00
Ardmore Family Literacy Ardmore CARTER $15,000.00
Norman Public Schools Norman CLEVELAND $6,000.00
United Way of Southwest Oklahoma Lawton COMANCHE $2,000.00
Muskogee Public Library Muskogee MUSKOGEE $1,500.00
Okemah Community Improvement Association Okemah OKFUSKEE $2,000.00
Southern Nazarene University Bethany OKLAHOMA $2,000.00
Community Literacy Centers, Inc. Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA $10,000.00
Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA $10,000.00
Cole Community Impact Organization Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA $2,000.00
FreedomSchool Oklahoma City, Inc. Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA $2,000.00
Jubilee Partners Association Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA $1,595.00
The ARC Foundation: Strengthening Communities Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA $2,000.00
Boy & Girls Club of Ottawa County Miami OTTAWA $2,000.00
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Library Perkins PAYNE $9,000.00
Oklahoma State University Foundation Stillwater PAYNE $10,000.00
McAlester Regional Literacy Council McAlester PITTSBURG $7,000.00
Pontotoc County Literacy Coalition Ada PONTOTOC $4,000.00
Seminole Public Library Seminole SEMINOLE $2,000.00
Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Inc. Tulsa TULSA $10,000.00
YWCA of Tulsa Tulsa TULSA $12,000.00
Bartlesville Adult Learning Center Bartlesville WASHINGTON $9,000.00
Northwest Oklahoma Literacy Council Woodward WOODWARD $10,000.00

 

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 18, 2017. Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in implementing new or expanding existing literacy efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs. Applications are available online at www.dgliteracy.org

 

 

 

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 13,429 stores in 44 states as of March 3, 2017, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

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