Lafayette County Literacy Council receives grant to support local adult literacy

Published 9:54 am Friday, May 26, 2017

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Lafayette County Literacy Council a $6,500 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“We are honored to receive the Dollar General Grant for the fourth year in a row,” said Sarah McLellan, Lafayette County Literacy Council Executive Director. “This year we will focus on supporting the achievements of our learners in literacy and GED attainments in the ABLE (Adult Basic Literacy Education) program. Two learners have passed their GED in our program and we have many more working hard to achieve this goal. The funds from the Dollar General grant will open many doors for our program.”

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

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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 $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.