The Dollar General Literacy Foundation presented $30,000 in grants to 10 Charles County schools and organizations.
The grant recipients were: Charles County Literacy Council, First Book-Charles County, Gale-Bailey Elementary School, General Smallwood Middle School, Henry E. Lackey High School, Indian Head Elementary School, J.C. Parks Elementary School, Matthew A. Henson Middle School, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School and Potomac Heights Christian Academy, according to a Dollar General press release.
Each recipient was awarded $3,000.
The grants will support literacy and education initiatives. They were given in recognition of the Bryans Road Dollar General store's support of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
The store ranked as the foundation's top fundraiser in 2009 through in-store donations for the fifth consecutive year, according to the release.
"Thank you to our generous customers whose donations to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation made these grants possible," Bill Black, Dollar General store manager, said in the release. "We are proud to support education opportunities for the community by giving to these organizations."
Black presented the grants to each organization during a ceremony held recently at the store in Bryans Road.