EDINBURG - This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV a $12,000.00 grant to support family literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant is essential in preparing youth for academic and life success.  We are grateful to The Dollar General Literacy Foundation for the opportunity to create an environment that will encourage and allow our youth and their families to enjoy and develop an affinity for reading,” said Sabrina Walker Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV.

This grant will allow the Club to implement the Family Literacy Immersion Program Packs (FLIP Packs) which will provide access to age appropriate books for low-income children at the Sam Risica Unit located in the La Posada Housing Authority.  In addition, as part of the program, the Sam Risica Unit will host monthly Family Literacy Nights for families.  This grant will also allow for the Club to support the ESL classes currently being offered to parents at the housing authority.  

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

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 $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.