Major retailer partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and additional toy drives
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 13, 2014 - Dollar General begins its annual holiday giving campaign tomorrow, Nov. 14, as part of its mission of Serving Others. The retailer is partnering with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Thanks and Giving® campaign and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation’s “You’re the Hero” toy drive, as well as other local toy drives, to offer customers an opportunity to give back this holiday season.
“Dollar General is excited to partner with the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and other local toy drives to make a difference in the spirit of giving this holiday season,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “Dollar General’s commitment to Serving Others is reflected through partnerships with these generous organizations that help to positively impact our communities.”
More than 11,500 Dollar General stores will collect gifts to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation’s “You’re the Hero” campaign or another local toy drive from Nov. 14 until Dec. 8. In addition, Dollar General will donate $100,000 to Toys for Tots to further its efforts and help even more children this holiday season.
For the ninth consecutive year, Dollar General is supporting the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. From Nov. 14 through Dec. 14 customers may donate $1 or more at check-out to benefit the children of St. Jude.
Since 2006, Dollar General and its customers have supported St. Jude by contributing more than $10.8 million to the Thanks and Giving® campaign. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the global leader in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other deadly diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because St. Jude believes all a family should worry about is helping their child receive the best care possible.
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