In celebration of National Literacy Month in September, Dollar General and Kellogg’s partnered on a new national Here’s My Story video campaign aimed at sharing customers’ personalized literacy and education advancements stories through programs funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Grace Place for Children and Families story of students Julia and her son Eliceo Jr. was selected, shining a national light on our innovative family literacy program, Bright Beginnings.
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Why They Give
“I don’t give my endorsements lightly and I decided to make my first gift to Grace Place this year (2013). When Grace Place was selected by the Barbara Bush Foundation, as a network partner, my intuition was confirmed. Grace Place is capable and committed to its mission’s fulfillment. They are dedicated to making a real difference in this community’s future, and so am I.”
“I give to Grace Place because its family literacy programming yields the best return on investment, makes the biggest impact, and breaks the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Bright Beginnings is a family literacy program that cultivates confident, capable and literate parents and prepares children to be ready to enter into kindergarten. The family literacy model at Grace Place provides a roadmap to create an educational culture beyond the classroom, in the home. Family literacy empowers the family with educational skills to achieve anything. I’ve seen fathers earn promotions due to improved literacy skills, I’ve seen high school students become first generation college students, I’ve seen mothers launch businesses – all due to the family literacy programming at Grace Place. How can you not give?”
“Grace Place is very prudent in their budget spending. We keep a keen eye on spending and their results are impressive considering their budget.”