Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa County receives $3000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support summer literacy.

MIAMI – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa County a $3000 grant to support summer 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 Boys and Girls Club plays an important role in providing educational support to our area's students. We strive to return Club kids to their schools in August with little to no learning loss,” said Mackenzie Garst, Executive Director.

The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa County provides after-school and summer programs to youth ages 6-18 years old. These programs include homework assistance; STEM learning, arts and crafts, Summer Brain Gain and physical activity. The Club provides youth the opportunity to set goals and achieve their dreams through educational programming.

“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.