WooHoo! The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Macksville City Library a $1,000 grant to support summer literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to approximately 1,000 nonprofit organizations, libraries & schools across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.
“This is the tenth consecutive year we have received a Summer Reading grant from Dollar General, & it has made ALL the difference in the programs we are able to offer during the summer & year round!” stated library director, Jody Suiter. This year’s grant enabled the library to add a wide variety of new books to its collection for all ages in both English & bilingual texts. Funds were used for instructional aids, such as clipboards, folders, pencils, & die-cut supplies, as well as incentives, such as craft supplies, t-shirts & prizes that coordinate with the Summer Reading A Universe of Stories theme. Two beanbags chairs were also purchased to encourage kids to READ at the library.
The Macksville Summer Reading program began June 3rd & ends July 8th for kids 6th grade & younger. Young Adults & Adults can keep reading until August 5th to be entered in the prize drawing. We encourage participants to sign up anytime & enjoy reading –as well as reap some fun prizes!
“In keeping with Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide grants to support literacy and education initiatives in the communities we proudly call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “Each year, funds provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a real difference by providing the tools that students, adults and families need to pursue new opportunities and accomplish their goals. We believe these programs empower the communities we serve, and we are honored to play a role in their success.”
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 $168 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
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. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $168 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 80 years through its mission of Serving Others. 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, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 15,472 stores in 44 states as of March 1, 2019. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com