Dollar General Spreads Holiday Cheer with $600,000 in Donations

December 19, 2019

In the spirit of the holiday season and Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others, the Company is spreading the holiday cheer through the donation of $600,000.

Throughout November and December, Dollar General plans to surprise 51 local schools or school districts in the communities it calls home with approximately $10,000 each to support literacy and education initiatives. Each of the schools may use the funds at their discretion to support their respective missions by purchasing books, technology programs and/or other educational supplies or resources. Dollar General’s community outreach centers around literacy and education. 

In addition to donations to community schools and libraries, Dollar General also plans to donate approximately $200,000 total to the St. Jude’s Thanks and Giving® campaign and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation with each organization receiving $100,000.

As ardent supporters of literacy and education initiatives, Dollar General store and distribution center employees presented schools and organizations with a surprise throughout the holiday season that included some of the following recipients:   

Brunswick Elementary and High School in Brunswick, Missouri

Burrton Elementary and High School in Burrton, Kansas

Central Elementary School in Bogalusa, Louisiana

Dixie Elementary Schools in Tyler, Texas

Glass Elementary School in Eagle Pass, Texas

Kersey Creek, Rural Point, Pearson’s Corner, Cool Springs and Mechanicsville Elementary Schools in Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania

Madison Elementary School in Madison, Alabama

Pulaski Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, Michigan

Silverton School in Silverton, Texas

Turbotville Elementary School in Turbotville, Pennsylvania

Paradise Canyon Elementary School in St. George, Utah

Sunset Elementary School in St. George, Utah


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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