The Putnam County Library recently received a $500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. Specifically, the grant will enable incentives to be purchased to encourage participants in the Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Dig Into Reading”, to continue their reading efforts throughout the entirety of the summer break. Thanks to this grant, the library will be able to give books more regularly throughout the program as incentives.
“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, 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 $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a complete list of grant recipients or grant application deadline information, please visit http://www.dgliteracy.org.