Local schools, orgs receive literacy grants

Posted at 12:56 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 13:56:23-04

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $13,250 to area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations, according to a news release from Dollar General.

The news release states the grant awards are part of more than $4 million in grants awarded Thursday to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits and organizations throughout the 43 states Dollar General serves.

Local recipients include:

  • The Literacy Lab, Kansas City, $3,500
  • Raytown South Middle School, Raytown, $2,250
  • Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City, Mission, $2,500
  • Central Heights Elementary, Richmond, $2,500
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Lawrence, $2,500

You can see a complete list of grant recipients online at

“These grants fill a critical need in our communities by providing a timely funding boost at the beginning of the school year for the enhancement of literacy programs," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO, in a news release. 

The news release states grant applications for adult, family, summer and youth literacy grants will be available in January 2016.


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