Congrats goes to Joanie Williams, SLMC at Midway Elementary! Last spring, Joanie applied for a grant for Boldprint Books from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for the leveled book room. She just received the notification by email and will be receiving the check for $3000 next week!
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 in honor of Dollar General's co-founder, J.L. Turner, who was functionally illiterate with only a third grade education. He was a farmer's son who dropped out of school when his father was killed in an accident. With determination and hard work, he began what has now become a successful company.
Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools that have helped more than 7.9 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency test, or learn the English language. Grant are availble for programs such as family literacy, youth literacy, adult literacy, and summer reading. They also have the Beyond Words Grant for school libraries that are affected by natural disasters.
Way to go, Joanie!
If you would like to learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Grants available, click here: http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/grant_programs.aspx.
For a list of this year's recipients, click here:
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