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Cortland library receives Dollar General grant

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:09 a.m. CDT

CORTLAND – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Cortland Community Library in Cortland a literacy grant in the amount of $1,500 to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. This local grant award is part of more than $6 million in grants awarded to about 700 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 40 states the company serves. 

“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.”

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.

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