Dollar General recently awarded a $10,000 literacy grant to Christan Women’s Job Corp. Pictured, from left, St. Paul Street manager Connie Baker, Texas Highway 54 store manger Sheila Sprayberry, CWJC director Christie Gambrell and district manager Chip Beitel.


Like the Christian Women’s Job Corps of Rusk County, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation understands that life can present many obstacles, but it also knows that it’s never too late to learn.

CWJC recently received the foundation’s Adult Literacy Grant for the fourth year. This year’s amount was $10,000.

“We are excited to announce that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Christian Women’s Job Corps of Rusk County a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy,” CWJC Director Christie Gambrell said. 

This was second time CWJC received $10,000 from Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 

This local grant award is part of over $168 million in grants awarded to literacy groups across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“We at CWJC of Rusk County, are living proof that for some national foundations, even the needs of small rural communities are important” Gambrell said. “It is such an honor to have Dollar General choose to invest in the lives of the women of Rusk County through the literacy programs of CWJC of Rusk County. We are excited about the opportunities this grant money gives us to expand and sustain the literacy areas of our work.”

The money from this grant is outside of CWJC operating budget and is specified for particular literacy programs.

The Dollar General Adult Literacy Grant funds nonprofits that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance in adult basic education, GED or high school equivalency preparation and English language acquisition. More than 30 organizations in Texas, along with multiple around the country received a grant from Dollar General.

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