Supporting the Kids in Need Foundation in Louisiana

October 06, 2016
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently partnered with the Second Responder® program of the Kids in Need Foundation to provide school supplies to Louisiana students and teachers impacted by recent flooding. The partnership donated backpacks and teaching resources to three area schools, including Central Intermediate School. 
“Dollar General was eager to partner with the Kids In Need Foundation Second Responder® program to aide local Louisiana schools,” said Karen Jones, Dollar General district manager. “Dollar General’s mission is Serving Others, and we are thrilled to be able to provide the necessary supplies needed by the schools at this time.”
Local Store Manager Marlon Gauthier and Jones were present to assist in delivering the backpacks to Central Intermediate on the first day of school.
"The Kids In Need Foundation's Second Responder® program recently provided nearly 8,000 students with school supplies in the Baton Rouge area who lost so much because of the flooding," said Dave Smith, executive director of Kids In Need, "and Dollar General was right there beside us. Dollar General donated teacher totes, filled with classroom supplies adding a new dimension to support of these schools. Dollar General is a true partner because they value education, which is the basis of the Kids In Need mission."

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 March 3, 2023, the company’s 19,147 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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