The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded The Literacy Council of Sarasota a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“We are so grateful for this support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant award will help us continue our important mission to improve literacy for adults in Sarasota County through personalized, needs-based tutoring and small group instruction,” said Tom Melville, Executive Director of The Literacy Council of Sarasota (LCS). For more information about LCS, please visit www.sarasotaliteracy.org

“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.” 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 $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

— Submitted by Tom Melville