The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of nearly $225,000 in literacy grants and one Tuscaloosa organization made the cut!

The Literacy Council of West Alabama is one of many organizations in the state of Alabama to receive this generous gift. These funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves, and plan to positively impact the lives of nearly 25,000 Alabamians.

Statewide grants are part of more than $7.5 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this week. Recipients of this week's grants plan to use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to help adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading or learn English.

A comprehensive list of Alabama grant recipients may be found online by clicking here.

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