GANSEVOORT RECEIVES DOLLAR GENERAL GRANT — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has presented a $5,000 literacy grant to Gansevoort Elementary School. From left: Dollar General Rome store manager Rick Goppert; Gansevoort Principal Wendy Waters; Nicole Genther and Amy Stewart, Dollar General assistant managers. (Photo courtesy of Rome City School District)

Gansevoort receives $5,000 grant

Published Nov 8, 2018 at 4:00pm

Gansevoort Elementary School has received a $5,000 literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Rome school district announced.

The district thanked Dollar General Rome store manager Rick Goppert and Dollar General “for choosing to help our students.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also has previously awarded grants to some other Rome district schools to support literacy and education efforts. The foundation raises money for grants through in-store donations of spare change from customers at Dollar General store checkout counters, plus people can mail donations to Dollar General Literacy Foundation, P.O. Box 1064, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37070-1064.

Established in 1993, the foundation overall has awarded more than $159 million in grants to literacy organizations that have helped more than 10 million persons learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency test, or learn English.

The grant programs are available to qualifying organizations in the 44 states where Dollar General stores are located.