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5th November 2014

Dollar General Continues its Reading Revolution with a Surprise Donation

Dollar General recently surprised Greenup County High School in Greenup, Kentucky with a $40,000 donation.

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.

Dollar General recently surprised Greenup County High School in Greenup, Kentucky with a $40,000 donation.

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.

Greenup County High School was chosen for the donation because of the strong community contributions to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through the Cash Cube program available in stores.

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5th November 2014

DG Fall Festival Raises Funds for St. Jude

Store Manager Brenda Lawson, Store #227 in Williamsburg, KY, organized a fall festival fund raiser, with the support of District Manager Ron Leach, District 7, Region 28, to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Store Manager Brenda Lawson, Store #227 in Williamsburg, KY, organized a fall festival fund raiser, with the support of District Manager Ron Leach, District 7, Region 28, to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Brenda and team organized the festival in their parking lot, which included a dunking booth, a local DJ, the fire and police departments and more.  The event raised $1,773.00 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Last year Region 28 raised $168,000 for St. Jude with a goal of $200,000 this year.

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2nd October 2014

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Donates to Muskingum County Literacy Council

The Muskingum County Literacy Council is the recipient of a $4,000 Dollar General Literacy Grant.

The Muskingum County Literacy Council is the recipient of a $4,000 Dollar General Literacy Grant.

Sandi Byers, HR Manager presented the check to Becky Hill and members of The Muskingum County Literacy Council (MCLC).

The MCLC plans to use the grant money to support the Reach Out and Read program, a national initiative to improve kindergarten readiness and family literacy.

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2nd October 2014

Alachua school receives $4,000 grant from Dollar Genera Literacy Foundation

W.W. Irby Elementary School in Alachua, Florida, received a $4,000 literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

W.W. Irby Elementary School in Alachua, Florida, received a $4,000 literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The grant will go toward a leveled literacy library  that will provide teachers with leveled reading books for scaffolding reading instruction in order to meet the varying needs of at-risk below-level, on-level, and above-level readers. This will provide students with practice and support for reading at their instructional level in order to improve sight word recognition, fluency and comprehension.

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2nd October 2014

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Donates to Robert R. Rojas Elementary

Robert R. Rojas Elementary School in Socorro, Texas, received a $3,500 literacy grant through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Principal Jessica Marcias received the check for Robert Rojas Elementary.

Robert R. Rojas Elementary School in Socorro, Texas, received a $3,500 literacy grant through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Principal Jessica Marcias received the check for Robert Rojas Elementary.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education since its inception in 1993. In the past 21 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

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30th September 2014

Alachua Distribution Center partners with Habitat for Humanity

Alachua Distribution Center partnered with Habitat for Humanity to participate in the program ‘A Brush with Kindness.’

The volunteers helped paint houses in the community that were badly in need of home repair. The program was created to help revitalize and improve neighborhoods and give inspiration to others in the community to give back.

Alachua Distribution Center partnered with Habitat for Humanity to participate in the program ‘A Brush with Kindness.’

The volunteers helped paint houses in the community that were badly in need of home repair. The program was created to help revitalize and improve neighborhoods and give inspiration to others in the community to give back.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that focuses on building or renovating simple, decent houses in partnership with those in need. A Brush with Kindness is a program developed by Habitat for Humanity that provides no interest loans, donated materials, and volunteer labor to revitalize homes for communities in need. For more information, please visit http://www.habitat.org/getinv/brush_with_kindness/learn_more.aspx.

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30th July 2014

Fulton Distribution Center partners with the Fulton Rotary Club

The Fulton Distribution Center partnered with the Fulton Rotary Club to provide basic supplies to the Wonderland Camp at Lake of the Ozarks. The mission of Wonderland Camp is to provide a fun, educational camp experience for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities.

The Fulton Distribution Center partnered with the Fulton Rotary Club to provide basic supplies to the Wonderland Camp at Lake of the Ozarks. The mission of Wonderland Camp is to provide a fun, educational camp experience for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities.

“Dollar General's mission is Serving Others; to provide opportunities for those in our communities to have a better life,” says Joseph Hunter, operations manager, Fulton DC. “This was one opportunity for Dollar General to partner with a local service organization, the Fulton Rotary Club, and provide basic supplies for the mission of Wonderland Camp."

"Our camp cannot do what we do without donations like those from Fulton’s Distribution Center. Thank you so much for your help and getting involved," says Jason Hynson, executive director of Wonderland Camp.

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17th July 2014

Marion Distribution Center Partnership with Cancer Services of Grant County

In 2010 the Marion Distribution Center, located in Marion, Indiana, partnered with Cancer Services of Grant County after the passing of Ken Counce.  Ken served as the Distribution Center’s director from January 1996 to February 2010.

In 2010 the Marion Distribution Center, located in Marion, Indiana, partnered with Cancer Services of Grant County after the passing of Ken Counce.  Ken served as the Distribution Center’s director from January 1996 to February 2010.

Since then the Distribution Center continues its support to the Cancer Services of Grant County by volunteering at their annual Golf Scramble and through monetary donations.

The Cancer Services of Grant County is a local nonprofit organization which is 100% dependent on community support. For 55 years the Center has served the needs of those in Grant County who are living with, living through or living beyond cancer.  They provide equipment, supplies, transportation and education free of charge.

You can read more about the Cancer Services of Grant County on their website. http://cancerservicesgrantco.com/

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28th May 2014

Dollar General District 163 in Region 41 Gives Back to the Community after a Tornado Devastates their Area

In April 2014, severe weather and tornadoes swept through parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.  The devastation left a death toll of 30 and many towns demolished.

After the storms cleared, Dollar General District 163 in Region 41 came together in the spirit of Serving Others to collect food, water and needed items from customer donations for United Way to be provided to victims of the storms.

In April 2014, severe weather and tornadoes swept through parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.  The devastation left a death toll of 30 and many towns demolished.

After the storms cleared, Dollar General District 163 in Region 41 came together in the spirit of Serving Others to collect food, water and needed items from customer donations for United Way to be provided to victims of the storms.

“I am so proud of my team. They have rallied around the community and have been helping out in any way they can,” says J.C. Kendrick, district manager, District 163.” They have the true spirit of Serving Others.”

Store #3502 in Tupelo, Mississippi donated four truck loads in the first two days after the tornado.  Their total estimated donation was close to $5,000.

Store #4989 in Mantachie, Mississippi collected donations to provide to the local fire department.

Store #9574 in Plantersville, Mississippi collected an assortment of canned good and toothpaste for victims of the storms.

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23rd May 2014

Dollar General surprises Elementary School with a $40,000 donation

Dollar General arrived at Jane Addams Elementary School in Springfield, Illinois ready to start a revolution.

Jim Reaves, Regional Director of Region 53, beside Tom Barding, District Manager of District 761, carried a yellow and black box with a very special gift inside.

Dollar General arrived at Jane Addams Elementary School in Springfield, Illinois ready to start a revolution.

Jim Reaves, Regional Director of Region 53, beside Tom Barding, District Manager of District 761, 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 $40,000! 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.

“Dollar General is very passionate about its mission of Serving Others and we are all excited to surprise Odessa High School with a donation to further their reading and literacy programs,” said Jim Reaves, regional director for Dollar General. “We hope this donation will help equip the school with the tools and resources it needs to improve the learning experience for students.”

Jane Addams was chosen due to its close proximity to Dollar General Store #12913 that is one of the company’s largest contributors to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through its Cash Cube program. Dollar General plans to make donations to additional schools through its Reading Revolution program in various locations where it has a strong presence.

“By supporting Jane Addams Elementary School with this gift, we hope to help students become better readers, more successful students and lifelong learners,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s director of community initiatives.

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