DENISON, TX -- Five local schools received thousands of dollars in grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation Thursday morning.
The company presented 10,000 dollars to the Grayson Literacy Team and $2500 dollars each to Denison High School, Sherman High School, Terrell Elementary and Fred Douglass Early Childhood Center.
The store collects customers' spare change at registers when they check out to fund the grants.
The local stores say they're happy to give back to their communities.
Rocky Moon, the Sherman store manager, said, "What would it be like if you couldn't read the medicine bottles for your kids or road signs, fill out job applications. So we do this to help the individuals in our community learn to read and get their GEDs."
The Sherman/Denison area Dollar General stores ranked in the top 5 nationwide for collecting money for the literacy foundation.
It's their 5th year in a row in the top 5.