The Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Fund $1 Million in Book Projects in One Day on DonorsChoose

October 12, 2021

Funds Raised Through The Great Dollar General Book Match, Starting on October 21st and While Funds Last, Will Help Teachers Nationwide Fill Classrooms With Much-Needed Books and Literacy Items

Goodlettsville, Tennessee – October 12, 2021 – Dollar General and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation today announced The Great Dollar General Book Match: a special one-day, $1 million match initiative through education nonprofit DonorsChoose to celebrate National Book Month.
Starting on October 21st and while funds last, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will help fill school and library bookshelves across the country by doubling every donation on book-related projects on DonorsChoose, up to $1 million. This effort builds on the Foundation’s $1.45 million partnership with the education nonprofit that, since August, has already provided nearly $450,000 in matching funds to teachers’ back-to-school literacy projects.
“Teachers and students need us now more than ever and filling their shelves with books that inspire learning is critical during this time in education,” said Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and vice president of corporate social responsibility at Dollar General. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to partner with DonorsChoose to help ensure children have access to books and to bring valuable resources to teachers that support literacy initiatives in their classrooms.” 
Ahead of The Great Dollar General Book Match on October 21st, Dollar General and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation encourage teachers to spread the word and to continue posting book-related projects on DonorsChoose. Visit to post or support a project and learn more.
Earlier this month, Dollar General and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced a $4.5 million investment in youth literacy, inclusive of this $1.45 million partnership with DonorsChoose and more than $3 million in youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
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About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $203 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 14.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. Each year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides financial support to schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries within a 15-mile radius of Dollar General stores and distribution centers. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation or apply for a literacy grant, visit
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day.® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 17,683 stores in 46 states as of July 30, 2021. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at
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About Dollar General Corporation 

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

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