Dollar General foundation awards $3K grant to JWES

Published 10:08 am Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Jones-Wheat Elementary School in Bainbridge with a $3,000 grant, according to a news release from the company.

The back-to-school grant will fund programs, equipment, materials or software for the school’s library or literacy program.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support Jones-Wheat Elementary’s literacy initiatives,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “They are preparing students for a bright future by teaching them to read and instilling in them a love of learning.”

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The company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults and families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.

For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation or for a complete list of grant recipients, visit