Dollar General donates $75,000 to non-profit organizations, schools and libraries

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On Thursday, Dollar General donated 75 thousand dollars to non-profit organizations, schools and libraries across the Hoosier State to promote early literacy.

The funds are part of a 3 million dollar grant recently awarded across the country that aims to narrow the gap between learners' needs and programs' finances to provide books, technology, equipment and more to youth education programs.

The grant is expected to impact the lives of over 6,500 individuals in the state.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s work to help individuals pursue their dreams and educational goals stands at the forefront of the Foundation’s philanthropic passions, and we are proud to extend our ongoing commitment to support youth education through today’s grant announcement,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and Dollar General Literacy Foundation chairman. “We understand the challenges educators and literacy programs may face and are proud to invest in local literacy and education initiatives to further demonstrate our mission of Serving Others.”

A list of the Indiana recipients:

Indiana recipients

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