Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards $38,000 to Detroit-area schools

Money to support adult, family, summer literacy programs

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Goodlettsville, Tenn. - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $38,000 to Detroit-area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. Award recipients include: 

The Detroit Public Library Friends FoundationDetroit
St. Vincent & Sarah Fisher CenterDetroit
Detroit Parent NetworkDetroit
Alternatives For GirlsDetroit
Focus: HOPEDetroit
Hazel Park Memorial LibraryHazel Park
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action AgencyWyandotte

"At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar

General's chairman and CEO."It's exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation's outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people's lives."

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.


A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at  The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 23, 2013. Applications may be completed online at


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