The Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) has announced the award of $7,500 in grants for youth literacy to nonprofit organizations in Colorado. The money is a portion of approximately $2.6 million that was recently distributed around the nation to recipients who were asked to utilize it to buy materials, technology, or literature to give K–12 kids a better future.
Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, said, "We are proud to award these grants to literacy and education programs across the country and support their meaningful work of enhancing children's joy of reading and laying a foundation for future educational growth. "Through these donations, we are thrilled to make a difference in the lives of thousands of students, and we look forward to making even more positive impacts as we celebrate the Foundation's 30th anniversary year," the statement reads.
The awardees from Colorado are shown below, and a complete list of grant beneficiaries is available online at www.dgliteracy.org. 145 people in the state of Colorado are anticipated to benefit from the funds in favorable ways.
In January 2024, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will make grant applications for the 2024 award cycle for youth, family, summer, and adult literacy programs available online at www.dgliteracy.org. Within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center, these funds are intended to assist schools, public libraries, and charitable groups in starting new reading initiatives or growing current ones. Online grant applications are available at http://www.dgliteracy.org.
The DGLF is also presently running its fourth annual The Yellow Glasses Project through September 8 (or while supplies last) to shed more light on literacy. Dollar General stores are selling yellow sunglasses for $2 each, with all earnings going to the Foundation.
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to sponsor programs that enable people to improve their lives through education and literacy. Since 1993, the Foundation has given contributions totaling more than $238 million to nonprofit organizations, assisting more than 19.6 million people in beginning their journeys toward reading, a general education certificate, or English competence. Within a 15-mile radius of Dollar General stores and distribution sites, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation annually donates money to local schools, charities, and libraries. Visit www.dgliteracy.org to find out more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation or to apply for a literacy award.
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