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Discount retailer Dollar General is partnering with schools and other non-profits to eliminate illiteracy.

Through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, grants are available to schools and community organizations. Funds can be used to invest in summer reading programs, Adult Basic Education, GED programs, books or literacy-related technologies. Currently celebrating its 20th year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides Adult, Youth and Family Literacy Grants, and a Summer Reading Grant.

Past winners of Adult Literacy Grants include Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati, Lower Price Hill Community School, Inc., Warren County Adult New Readers and YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. Boys & Girls Club of Dayton and Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio each were awarded a Youth Literacy Grant for 2013. Faces Without Places and The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Foundation both won a Summer Reading Grant for 2013.

Grant applications for the 2014 school year will be available in January of 2014. To apply for a Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant for your organization, visit the Dollar General Literacy Foundation website.

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