Support Literacy on National S’mores Day

Satisfy your sweet tooth while supporting literacy on National S’mores Day celebrated on Thursday, August 10. By purchasing Dollar General Literacy Foundation chocolate and shortbread cookies available at nearly 14,000 stores and at only $1 each, all proceeds go to the DGLF to support literacy and education.

Dollar General’s commitment to literacy and education is rooted through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the company’s co-founder, J.L. Turner. Turner had a third-grade education and was functionally illiterate after dropping out of school to support his family. His grandson and former CEO, Cal Turner, Jr., founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 1993. Since its inception 24 years ago, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

For quick recipes on how to enjoy a s’more using DGLF cookies and shortbread, check out the video below. Happy National S’mores Day!