Literacy program receives Dollar General grant

By: Staff reports

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Enrichment Corp. has received a $3,000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant for its Moving Futures Forward program.

The local grant is part of more than $4 million awarded Thursday to about 870 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the across the 43 states Dollar General serves, the Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based retailer said in a release.

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than six million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

“At Dollar General, our mission is Serving Others, and we are committed to making a difference in people’s lives through the support of literacy initiatives and educational programs in the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “These grants fill a critical need in our communities by providing a timely funding boost at the beginning of the school year for the enhancement of literacy programs.”

These youth literacy grants are awarded at the beginning of the academic year in an effort to give teachers, schools and organizations a jumpstart with the funding and resources they need for the upcoming school year.

Staff reports