Dollar General Contributes $50,000 to Oakville Schools

June 07, 2021

Surprise donation part of Company’s ongoing focus on literacy

Reading Revolution

In keeping with the company’s mission of Serving Others, Dollar General awarded $50,000 to Oakville Schools as part of the Company’s Reading Revolution program today.
Representatives from Dollar General visited Oakville Schools in Oakville, Washington in hopes of inspiring a love of reading in students. Superintendent Rich Staley opened a decorated yellow and black box to find a $50,000 surprise inside. A surprise, that Dollar General hopes will help start a Reading Revolution within the district. 
“Dollar General is proud to support our new neighbors in the Oakville community by investing in the local public schools,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s vice president corporate social responsibility and philanthropy and executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “We hope these funds will help strengthen literacy programming and provide teachers and students with the resources and technology they need to excel.”
Dollar General opened its first store in Washington state in April 2020, increasing its national presence to 46 states. As a part of the company’s on-going commitment to Serving Others, Reading Revolution funds are intended to be used to improve literacy and education goals through the purchase of books, technology programs, computers and/or other educational supplies or resources. Since its inception in 2013, Dollar General’s Reading Revolution program has donated more than $3.9 million to schools.

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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