Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $150,000 to South Carolina Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $150,000 in literacy grants to South Carolina nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools this morning. These funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves, and plan to positively impact the lives of nearly 11,000 South Carolinians.

“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.”

Statewide grants are part of more than $7.5 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this morning. Recipients of today’s grant announcements plan to use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to help adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading or learn English. South Carolina recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org

 

Organization Name

City

County

Amount

Friends of  the Anderson County Library

Anderson

ANDERSON

$2,000.00

The Literacy Center

Bluffton

BEAUFORT

$7,000.00

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, Inc.

Johns Island

CHARLESTON

$7,000.00

Palmetto Project, Inc.

North Charleston

CHARLESTON

$6,000.00

Trident Literacy Association

North Charleston

CHARLESTON

$10,000.00

Central Carolina Technical College/Clarendon County Adult Education

Manning

CLARENDON

$7,000.00

Florence County Library

Florence

FLORENCE

$2,000.00

South Carolina Future Minds

Florence

FLORENCE

$2,000.00

Ex-Cel Enchanted Learning

Georgetown

GEORGETOWN

$2,000.00

Greenville County Schools Lifelong Learning

Greenville

GREENVILLE

$7,000.00

Greenville Literacy Association, Inc.

Greenville

GREENVILLE

$7,000.00

Resurrected Treasure Ministries, Inc.

Greenville

GREENVILLE

$2,000.00

United Ministries

Greenville

GREENVILLE

$7,000.00

Youthbase, Inc.

Greenville

GREENVILLE

$2,000.00

Hampton County Literacy Council, Inc.

Varnville

HAMPTON

$7,000.00

Horry County Literacy Council, Inc.

Myrtle Beach

HORRY

$4,125.00

Horry County Schools Adult Education

Conway

HORRY

$7,000.00

The S & M Foundation

Lancaster

LANCASTER

$7,000.00

Harbison West Elementary School

Columbia

LEXINGTON

$2,000.00

King’s Court

Mullins

MARION

$2,000.00

Friends of the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library

Bennettsville

MARLBORO

$1,500.00

North Family Community School

North

ORANGEBURG

$7,000.00

School District Of Pickens County Adult Learning Center

Easley

PICKENS

$7,000.00

United Way of Pickens County

Easley

PICKENS

$3,000.00

Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur

Columbia

RICHLAND

$7,000.00

EdVenture, Inc.

Columbia

RICHLAND

$2,000.00

Temple of Faith Bible Way Church

Gadsden

RICHLAND

$2,000.00

Spartanburg School District Four

Woodruff

SPARTANBURG

$7,000.00

Union County Carnegie Library

Union

UNION

$12,000.00

Union County First Steps

Union

UNION

$6,000.00

 

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 18, 2017. Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in implementing new or expanding existing literacy efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs. Applications are available online at www.dgliteracy.org.

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