Greenville, S.C. | June 5, 2020— The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded United Ministries an $8,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the communities Dollar General serves.
“United Ministries is honored to be a recipient of this grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The generosity of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will go towards the salaries of our Adult Education Program staff who are working diligently to improve adult literacy in hopes of providing more opportunities for those in our community to thrive,” said Lizzie Bebber, Executive Director of United Ministries.
United Ministries' Adult Education program provides individual, self-paced instruction to adults preparing for GED tests. Participants who pass the GED receive a High School Equivalency Diploma that affords them the same opportunities as a traditional high school diploma. It also makes them eligible to receive preparation for the WIN® National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). Prospective participants are evaluated to confirm that they have the skills needed to succeed in a self-paced GED program. Those who test at or above the 8th grade reading level are invited to enroll and begin learning with the help of instructional binders, practice books and academic counselors available for assistance.
“During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities’ literacy and educational advancements through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “We are proud to support the meaningful and impactful work that each of today’s recipients conduct and support their ongoing efforts to help individuals improve their lives through literacy and education.”
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 $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
About United Ministries
Located in the West End of downtown Greenville, United Ministries has been working for 50 years to create a community where everyone can thrive. Originally established by local congregations to meet the crisis needs of people living in poverty, the agency has evolved to focus on developing the potential each family possesses to become self-sufficient and financially independent. The agency’s integrated service model discourages dependency on charity and promotes the dignity of work. For more information on United Ministries please visit www.united-ministries.org or call 864-335-2613.
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. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 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, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 16,368 stores in 45 states as of February 28, 2020. 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. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.