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