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August 30, 2010

COCO receives grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Council of Community Organizations of Oktibbeha County (COCO) with a $3,000 Youth Literacy grant.
COCO will use the funds to further their literacy and basic education outreach efforts.
“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support Council of Community Organizations of Oktibbeha County’s efforts to teach young people basic literacy skills,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO.
“Their commitment to helping children learn and advance their education is creating brighter futures for all of their students.”
The Dollar General Youth Literacy grant provides funding to schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations for the implementation or expansion of literacy programs.
Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education.
To further this support, the company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults and families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.
To learn more about Dollar General’s literacy initiatives and available grants, as well as information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit the website at

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