Dallas, TX – 6/30/14– In June, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Wilkinson Center a $7,500 grant to support adult literacy.

Anne Reeder, Executive Director of Wilkinson Center, said about receiving this grant, “At Wilkinson Center, we believe that education is the key component of our mission to create pathways out of poverty. Partners like Dollar General Literacy Foundation provide hope and opportunity to some of Dallas’ most under-served citizens. Support from Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides independence-enhancing programs that give adult learners the tools by which they can achieve economic self-sufficiency.

“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.”

Wilkinson Center’s Adult Education Services provide programs and educational opportunities at six locations. Clients can obtain a GED, learn English, computer skills, financial management, and participate in career development and job readiness classes that are needed to succeed in today’s business culture.

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.

About Wilkinson Center
Wilkinson Center transforms the lives of Dallas families by providing pathways to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect. Wilkinson Center opened in 1982 as a neighborhood food pantry and has grown to serve families struggling to escape poverty by offering multi-generational educational programs in combination with intense case management and a safety net of emergency support services.

Wilkinson Center utilizes a holistic approach to poverty intervention. Our vision is to eliminate generational poverty by addressing our clients’ most significant issues: basic human necessities (food and emergency assistance), education and employment.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. 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. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.