Sara’s Garden in Wauseon has received a $2,000 literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
The foundation this week announced more than $230,000 in literacy grants to be awarded to Ohio nonprofit organizations, libraries, and schools. The funds are aimed at supporting adult, family, and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center, and plan to positively impact the lives of nearly 21,000 Ohioans.
“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of serving others, and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”
Statewide grants are part of more than $7.5 million the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this week. Recipients of the grants use the foundation funds to help adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading or learn English.