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Dollar General Surprises Memphis School

October 17, 2017
  
Memphis, Tenn. — (October 17, 2017) – Dollar General Corporation representatives arrived at Sea Isle Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee this morning ready to start a revolution. Company representatives carried a yellow and black box with a very special gift inside. When school leaders opened the box in front of a classroom of curious students, they were surprised and elated to find a check for $50,000!  
 
“Dollar General is very passionate about its mission of Serving Others, and we are all excited to surprise Sea Isle Elementary with a donation to further their reading and literacy programs,” said June Nwabara, Dollar General’s region director.  “We hope this donation will help equip the school with the tools and resources it needs to improve the learning experience for students.”
 
The donation from Dollar General is part of its Reading Revolution program. The program aims to provide schools with additional resources to purchase books, computers and other educational supplies to enhance their reading and literacy programs. Since its inception in 2013, the program has provided more than $2.3 million to schools.  
 
“Through our charitable outreach, we strive to make a real and lasting impact on children and families, said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s senior director of community initiatives. “We believe the one gift that lasts a lifetime and provides individuals with the opportunity for a better future is the ability to read well. We hope this gift will help inspire a love of reading, which will make such a difference for these students as they progress with their education.”
 
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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 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 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands 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 www.dollargeneral.com.

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