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Middle School receives Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Lackawanna Middle School a $3,768 grant to support youth literacy. This grant is part of more than $3.4 million the organization awarded to 915 recipients on Aug. 28, 2018.

“We would like to thank the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for their generosity and for recognizing the importance of reading and writing for our students,” Middle School Principal Bethany Schill stated.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has partnered with thousands of organizations focused on advancing the goals of literacy and education.”

Dollar General’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, was functionally illiterate and never completed a formal education. In 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in his honor and has since helped more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.