Local store gives $1,000 to Isabella, Maplesville schools

Published 10:28 pm Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dollar General in Maplesville has joined up with ProLiteracy America to help not only kids learn to read but also adults. Through the literacy foundation, the Maplesville Dollar General has managed to raise $2,000, which was given to Maplesville High School and Isabella High School yesterday.

“We have all been putting a lot of effort into raising this money, and it is very exciting to us to finally be able to give it to the schools,” Store Manager Debbie Freeman said.

Employees in the store ask every customer if they would like to make a donation to the fund by dropping spare change into a designated box on the counter.

Although this might seem like a gimmick, giving each of the two schools in the Maplesville area $1,000 each proved that the community can really help out by just dropping some spare change into a little plastic box.

“I am very excited about this opportunity, and I know that the community will be happy too,” Maplesville High School Principal Maggie Hicks said.

Dollar General is hoping more people can participate this year by dropping in their spare change.

“We give out an annual donation, and we want next year’s to be even bigger than this year’s,” Freeman said.