Dollar General believes learning to read, receiving your GED®, or learning the English language is an investment that opens doorways for personal, professional, and economic growth. That is why our commitment to literacy remains strong. It is the one gift that no one can take away – the one gift that lasts a lifetime.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is celebrating 20 years of helping individuals learn to read, prepare for the GED, or learn English. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $81 million to nonprofit organizations and schools that have helped more than 4.7 million individuals advance their literacy and basic education skills.
American Library Association
In 2006 the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the American Library Association (ALA) partnered to establish the Beyond Words grant program. The grants provide funding to school libraries affected by natural disasters. To date, over $1.2 million in grants have been awarded to 136 schools in 18 states, and over 75,000 students have been impacted. Schools in areas damaged by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma and Sandy, as well as other natural disasters, have been assisted in their efforts to rebuild and restock their libraries. Dollar General is proud to partner with ALA and AASL as they seek to restore an important piece of a school’s educational community and the wonderful world of reading to students.