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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Over $6 Million to More Than 725 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs</i> </p>

Monday, May 20, 2013

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Over $6 Million to More Than 725 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.

08:00 EDT Monday, May 20, 2013

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (Business Wire) -- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to announce the award of over $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.

“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.

A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 23, 2013. Applications may be completed online at 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. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

Dollar General Corporation
Crystal Ghassemi, APR, 877-944-DGPR (3477)
Crystal.ghassemi@dg.com

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