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Dollar General foundation awards literacy grants to area groups

By Ken Stanford Staff
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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded awarded literacy grants to a number of northeast Georgia schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations.

The Boys and Girls Club of Hall County in Gainesville is getting $2,000 to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. In addition, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation in Clarkesville is getting $7,000 to support similar programs.

Other grant recipients in northeast Georgia are located in Athens, Cumming, Blue Ridge, and Ellijay. (Click on the link below for more information.)

These are part of more than $6 million in grants awarded to approximately 700 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 40 states the company serves.

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

The foundation is also currently accepting applications for future youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 22, 2014. Applications may be completed online at

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