Dollar General to Collect Donations and Toys this Holiday
November 14, 2016
Company furthers its mission of Serving Others through in-store collections for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and local toy drivesGoodlettsville, Tenn.—(November 14, 2016) –Dollar General will continue its mission of Serving Others this holiday season with its ongoing commitment to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the local communities it serves in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and other area toy drives. In addition to customer donations throughout the campaigns, Dollar General will donate $175,000 to provide additional funding and support of these organizations’ efforts.
From November 18 through December 18, Dollar General customers may donate $1 or more at check-out to benefit the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. This year marks the eleventh consecutive year of Dollar General’s support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is the global leader in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other deadly diseases. Dollar General and its customers have provided more than $15.3 million to the Thanks and Giving® campaign since 2006.
Also beginning November 18, Dollar General stores will begin collecting toys and holiday items to benefit children this holiday season. Through partnerships with the Toys for Tots Foundation and local toy drives, children throughout the local communities Dollar General stores serve may have a brighter holiday season. In-store collections run through December 9.
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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever. Learn more at DollarGeneral.com.