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Literacy Council of Norristown Receives $5,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

[Norristown, PA] May 24, 2016 – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Literacy Council of Norristown a $5,000 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

Each year over 300 adult students register with LCN to receive help with reading, writing, math, GED preparation or English as a Second Language (ESL).   Instruction is provided via one-on-one tutoring, small groups or classes.  Volunteer tutors are trained by LCN and utilized in the one-on-one tutoring program.  New volunteers are needed to reduce the wait time for students.  More information about this volunteer opportunity and LCN services may be found by visiting the website: www.LcnLit.org.  LCN relies heavily on community support in order to continue to provide quality services at little or no cost to students.

“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”

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 $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

 About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 12,483 stores in 43 states as of January 29, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

 

 

 

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Greg Waks, Michael Bowman, and Scott Milner award the Literacy Council of Norristown for Adult Literacy Education $2,500.00 represented by Nancy Mandato and Theresa Oliver. Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Adrianna Hoff—The Times Herald.

Greg Waks, Michael Bowman, and Scott Milner award the Literacy Council of Norristown for Adult Literacy Education $2,500.00 represented by Nancy Mandato and Theresa Oliver. Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Adrianna Hoff—The Times Herald.

(Image courtesy of Adrianna Hoff / Norristown Times Herald; used with permission.)

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2104 LCN Scrabble Champion Ken Brown with Executive Director Theresa Oliver

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(Image courtesy of Adrianna Hoff / Norristown Times Herald; used with permission.)

The Literacy Council of Norristown welcomed volunteers, teachers, tutors, and students from twenty countries to their Annual International Dinner on Wednesday, November 14 at the First Presbyterian Church on Dekalb Street in Norristown. Attendees brought dishes native to their countries to share as part of the English as a Second Language classes and tutoring programs at the Literacy Council.