May 20, 2020 402 PM
MARFA — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Marfa Public Library a $2,000 grant to support summer literacy. This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations in communities where Dollar General operates.
“We’re thrilled to have the support of the Dollar General Literacy foundation for our Summer Reading Program,” said Community Services Director Mandy Roane. “Our events will be online and pick-up programs, and these funds will help us do as much as possible for all of our patrons.”
Marfa Public Library will use the Literacy Foundation funds to help support Summer Reading with an updated and engaging online tracking program, gift certificates for participants who reach their reading goals, exciting new books and materials and supplies for at-home programming.
“During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities’ literacy and educational advancements through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “We are proud to support the meaningful and impactful work that each of today’s recipients conduct and support their ongoing efforts to help individuals improve their lives through literacy and education.”
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, continued education or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.