CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation gave $17,000 to two Charleston organizations to help support adult, family and summer literacy programs.
YWCA of Charleston and the Library Foundation of Kanawha County, Inc. were among eight West Virginia organizations to receive donations from the foundation.
Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has given more than $81 million to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million people take the first steps toward literacy or continued education.
"At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others throughout the communities we serve," Dollar General Corp. chairman and chief executive Rick Dreiling said.
"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," he said.
The foundation still accepting applications for its youth literacy grant program. The deadline to apply is Thursday.
Applications may be completed online at www.dgliteracy.org.
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