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Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School awarded $2,200 youth literacy grant by Dollar General Literacy Foundation

by jmaloni
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 12:30 pm

Grant will be used to help local students improve reading skills

Press release

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a youth literacy grant in the amount of $2,200 to Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School at Wyndham Lawn in Lockport.

"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of Wyndham Lawn," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "The youth literacy grants are awarded annually at the start of the school year so that the funds are in place to have an impact on reading education and support."

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation's youth literacy grants are awarded to assist with implementing new or expanding existing youth literacy programs; to purchase new technology or equipment to support youth literacy initiatives; or to purchase books, materials or software for youth literary programs.

In August, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to 564 non-profit organizations, community groups, schools and libraries throughout the U.S It is estimated that approximately 315,000 youth will be served as a result of these grants.

Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education. To further this support, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults and families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.

For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation or for a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with 10,000 stores in 40 states. Dollar General stores provide convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices.

The company has a longstanding tradition of supporting literacy and education. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $74 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.4 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency.

To learn more about Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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