July 2014 NewsFlash


This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Organization a $ 3,500 grant to support Adult Literacy.

“WPALP is the only free tutoring service for adult residents of Wayne and Pike Counties. We are deeply grateful to Dollar General for their support which enables our program to continue to serve those adults who come to us for help. In light of State budget cuts, WPALP relies solely on donations to sustain its operations. Dollar General’s generosity will have a positive, lifelong impact on our communities and the individuals we serve,” said Madeline Coppola, WPALP Program Director.
“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.”

The Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program helps students learn to read, prepare for tests such as GED, Drivers Permit, and Citizenship. WPALP volunteer tutors help students improve their Reading, Writing, and Math skills, and to learn the English language.

About Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Program
WPALP is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting adults in their endeavors to function as literate and contributing members of society. Budget cuts from the State have been deep. The organization relies heavily on contributions. Please be generous and support WPALP with your time and/or money. For more information on Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program call 570. 253.3221.
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

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

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