The Halifax County Public School Education Foundation is set to receive $3,000 from Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

It is part of $55,000 they’re giving educators, libraries and nonprofit organizations across Virginia communities.

“We hope these funds will help support their plans to advance learning and deliver quality instruction in our hometown communities,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member.

The foundation plans to purchase books for the “Girls Rock Book Club,” a partnership with the Halifax Junior Woman’s Club and Halifax County Middle School to help young girl’s improve their reading skills.

The grants awarded to Virginia organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 4,500 youth learners.

In 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was created to honor the Company’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, who was functionally illiterate and never completed a formal education.

During the past 27 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $186 million in grants to schools, libraries and organizations to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy.

These funds have helped positively impact more than 12 million people by providing funding and resources to help individuals take their first steps toward learning to read, learning English, or completing their high school equivalency.

As part of its ongoing commitment to improve individuals’ lives through literacy and education, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants each year to literacy organizations located within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center.

Applications for the 2021 Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant cycle will be available at on Jan. 4.