Independence High Readers Book Club awarded $500 grant by Dollar General

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded a $500 Youth Literacy grant to the Independence High School Independent Readers Book Club.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of Independence High School,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “The Youth Literacy grants are awarded annually at the start of the school year so that the funds are in place to have an impact on reading education and support.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s Youth Literacy grants are awarded to assist with implementing new or expanding existing youth literacy programs, to purchase new technology or equipment to support youth literacy initiatives or to purchase books, materials or software for youth literary programs.

In August, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to 564 nonprofit organizations, community groups, schools and libraries throughout the United States. It is estimated that approximately 315,000 youth will be served as a result of these grants.

For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation or for a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.