Dollar General and Coca-Cola Consolidated Celebrate Christmas in July

July 31, 2017
Santa Clause came early for many metro Nashville students in the form of book bags filled with school supplies through an event hosted by Dollar General and the Nashville Coca-Cola Consolidated facility. The “Christmas in July” event was held on Friday, July 28 at Dollar General’s new store in Old Hickory, Tennessee.

“Dollar General has a strong focus on our mission of Serving Others and enhancing literacy and education through the communities we serve,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s senior director of community initiatives. “We’re excited to partner with Coca-Cola Consolidated to help support students as they begin the 2017-2018 school year and provide the supplies they need to build an exceptional year of learning.”

The first 400 students from the area received complimentary backpacks filled with supplies provided by Dollar General and Coca-Cola Consolidated. Supplies included pencils, notebooks, markers, glue sticks and more.

“On behalf of our teammates at the Nashville Coca-Cola Consolidated facility, we are so grateful to be a part of the Christmas in July program with Dollar General. We are proud to support our local students and wish them the best during the upcoming school year,” said Shimeka Gordon, Coca-Cola Consolidated Nashville plant manager.

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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