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Dollar General Awards $1.2M In Literacy Grants

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General announced Thursday that they have awarded $1.2 million in grants to 42 local nonprofits and literacy programs.

The money will provide education and help children, adults, and families in the community learn to read. About $350,000 will go to the Nashville Public Library's limitless library program with Metro Nashville Public Schools, which provides free books to children and teens.

"In life there are very few gifts that can last a lifetime and the one gift that you can give somebody that never goes away that continues to grow that helps them personally excel and professionally excel is literacy," said Denine Torr with Dollar General.

Another $350,000 will also go to the YWCA's GED program.

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