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Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County Receives $3,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

Bridgewater, NJ – June 10, 2014 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County a $3,000 grant to support adult literacy.
 
“Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is thrilled to be the recipient of a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation which will support our Basic Literacy tutoring programs,” said Jay Muldoon, Executive Director for Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County.  “We applaud the continued commitment of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to helping adults who struggle with basic literacy and education throughout the U.S. and we are grateful for their partnership.”
 
 
“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”
 
Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County serves local adults whose inability to speak, read, and write in English is impeding them from reaching their personal and professional goals.  Services include one-to-one and small group tutoring, English Conversation Groups, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.  Instruction is goal-oriented, helping clients with their real-life literacy needs such as applying for a job, communicating with customers, reading to a child, passing the driver’s test, and gaining citizenship.  With improved literacy skills, clients become more effective employees, engaged parents, and active citizens.

 
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 $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. 
 
About Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County
The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County is to promote literacy throughout the community by providing student-centered tutoring and literacy programs for adults so that they may function more effectively in their daily lives. Since 1981, Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County has been providing free one-to-one and small group tutoring to functionally illiterate adults through a network of volunteers trained in Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Services were recently expanded to include English Conversation Groups and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.  For more information about Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County, visit www.literacysomerset.org. 
 
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 $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five 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 has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 years. 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, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
 
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