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 www.dgliteracy.org.
“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.