Strough Middle School has received a $5,000 literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
“Thanks to Dollar General Rome store manager Rick Goppert and Dollar General for choosing to help Strough Middle School by supporting initiatives in the building such as PBIS (Positive Behavior in School) and other programs to support our students. Also, thanks to our community for supporting schools with their spare change,” said Strough Principal, Tracy O’Rourke.
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 $163 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 46 states where Dollar General stores are located.
PHOTO from left to right: Strough Principal Tracy O’Rourke; Dollar General Rome store manager, Rick Goppert; and Dollar General assistant manager, Amy Stewart.