Dollar General Literacy Foundation gives $100,000 to boost Harvey Relief Plan

 Bobby Wilhite, Dollar General Regional Manager, distributes books to children impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Bobby Wilhite, Dollar General Regional Manager, distributes books to children impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

The Foundation is pleased to announce that Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded us a $100,000 grant to help Houston children impacted by Hurricane Harvey continue to rebuild their home libraries through our My Home Library program. Together, we will be able to provide over 3,250 students with six brand new books of their choice! 

This gift builds upon a $250,000 investment Dollar General Literacy Foundation made last year on the heels of the devastating storm. More than $2 million has been committed through a partnership forged by former first ladies Barbara and Laura Bush through the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, to restore our education system and provide access to resources that support the academic and socio-emotional needs of children in our city.