Grant to support reading intervention at Port St. Joe Elementary School

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 09:54 AM.

The Education Foundation of Gulf County recently received a $2,000 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs.  Specifically, the grant will provide technology support and materials to the Reading Intervention classroom at Port St. Joe Elementary School.

“We are so grateful to Dollar General for supporting the children of Gulf County Schools and know that these dollars will directly impact children struggling to read at grade level,” said Donna Thompson Port St. Joe Elementary School
“Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO.  “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others and it’s exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning makes in people’s lives.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, 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 $84.9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, please visit 


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