York County Literacy Council receives grant

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

The York County Literacy Council has received a $10,000 grant through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded $236,000 in literacy grants to nonprofits, libraries and schools in Pennsylvania. The company awarded a total of $8.2 million across 47 states for adult, family and summer literacy programs.

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The program funded 40 organizations in Pennsylvania that are expected to help more than 11,000 people.

York County Literacy Council conducted assemblies in schools to promote reading and its Buck A Book program. The presentations included Digger Dog, who teaches natural gas safety issues for Columbia Gas. Pictured are Russell Bedell, of Columbia Gas, and Digger Dog with students at Charles B. Wallace Elementary School.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 19, at 11 p.m. Eastern time. The funds will benefit schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store. Grant applications are available at www.dgliteracy.org.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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