Literacy Mid-South Receives $9,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

Monday, Jun 02, 2014

Literacy Mid-South Receives $9,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

Memphis, Tenn., June 2, 2014 – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Literacy Mid-South a $9,000 grant to support its Adult Learning Program.

“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.”

The Adult Learning Program at Literacy Mid-South provides basic education for low-literate adults. More than 250 trained volunteers provide tutoring for over 450 adult students each year. Volunteer tutors and students meet in 31 partner library locations throughout the Literacy Mid-South service area weekly. The Adult Learning Program draws upon 40 years of experience in community literacy education, and has received awards for excellence in programming. The program serves adults who read on a 6th grade level or below.

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 $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. 

About Literacy Mid-South

Literacy Mid-South boasts 40 years of devotion to the creation of a literate community through its comprehensive curriculum of programs that includes the adult learning program, community-wide reading initiatives and the Smart Memphis Coalition. Literacy Mid-South’s mission is to create a community actively engaged in continuous learning. For more information about Literacy Mid-South, call 901-327-6000 or visit literacymidsouth.org.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 years. 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, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.