First Steps receives $6,000 grant


From Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Staff Report



Image courtesy of Union County First Steps Union County First Steps has been awarded a a $6,000 grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support family literacy.


UNION COUNTY — This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Union County First Steps a $6,000 grant to support family 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.

Union County First Steps will use the funds to help support the home visiting program known as “Parents as Teachers.” This program enables early-childhood coordinators to visit in the homes of prenatal to 3-year old children in order to support school readiness. Activities and resources are provided for parents to work with their children long before they enter a formal classroom setting.

“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.”

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.

For more information about Union County First Steps, please contact Laura Wade, Executive Director, at 429-1748, extension 722

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for nearly 25 years. 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. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 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 low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 13,429 stores in 44 states as of March 3, 2017, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

Image courtesy of Union County First Steps Union County First Steps has been awarded a a $6,000 grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support family literacy.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_First-Steps-logo.jpgImage courtesy of Union County First Steps Union County First Steps has been awarded a a $6,000 grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support family literacy.
From Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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