This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley a $1200 grant to support their county-wide Striving Readers literacy program. After applying for the grant in March, the Club is proud to announce the additional funding will go directly toward their literacy program that run both during the school year and in the summer.
Darci Beaton, the Club’s literacy coordinator, is in charge of developing different programs, workshops and Parent Universities for the six BGCMV units.
“The kids really have fun with all of it,” Beaton said. “Getting to go to all the different sites and seeing the kids discover new things through reading is really rewarding.”
With Dollar General being right across the street from the Club’s main clubhouse, the partnership seems fitting.
“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO.“It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”
In Striving Readers, members can participate in literacy activities and games, or just sit down with a book and read in our Literacy Center. Striving Readers aims to help our members read at or above grade level, identifying those members who made need additional help.
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 $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.