GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Last week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to Union County Adult Education to further adult literacy and basic education programs in Union.
“Dollar General is proud to support these local literacy initiatives that will have a strong and direct impact on the Union County communities,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s director of community initiatives.
Union County Adult Education offers adult programs for individuals looking to complete or continue their education, as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
Dollar General’s commitment to literacy is an integral part of the company’s culture. Co-founder J.L. Turner only received a third grade education. Through hard work and perseverance, Mr. Turner was able to overcome tremendous odds and launch a successful business. In honor of his legacy, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993. Since its inception, more than $74 million has been awarded to help 4.4 million people take steps toward literacy. The Foundation provides funding to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries dedicated to the advancement of literacy for adults, families and youth.
Customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure at Dollar General’s cash registers with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, please visit www.DGLiteracy.org.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 75 years. 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, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 10,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.