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Store donates to Pembroke reading program

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded $1,000 to the Pembroke Public Library to support summer literacy.

The grant is part of more than $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves, according to a news release.

During the summer, the Pembroke Public Library takes part in the Summer Reading Program. Funds from Dollar General will promote the library reading programs which help bolster and improve reading skills for children over the summer.

"Consistent with our mission of serving others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. "It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy."

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

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