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Dollar General Literacy Foundation gives nearly $100k to Alabama schools, libraries and organizations

Riverton Elementary School are one of the recipients of the grant.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Thanks to Dollar General, schools and libraries in North Alabama can now provide better access to learning and literature.

Close to $100,000 was awarded statewide from the store's literacy foundation. Non-profit organizations will also benefit.

Riverton Elementary School was a recipient of the grant in Madison County, and received $3,000. Chosen Abilities Resource Center, Inc. is based in Huntsville and received $2,500.

The organizations' leader say the money will go toward delivering the necessary books for students, based on their grade level.

"So we're able to get the books to them on whatever their grade level it is. We find out what their grade level is and we select books accordingly," says Chosen Abilities Resource Center, Inc., Executive Director Zanova Sheppard.