Dollar General to Collect Funds to Benefit Autism Speaks
Wed, 02 Apr 2014
Major retailer furthers its mission of Serving Others
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Throughout April 2014, more than 11,000 Dollar General retail locations
across the country will collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks, the
world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.
“For the fifth consecutive year, Dollar General is proud to support
Autism Speaks in their research and advocacy efforts,” said Rick
Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “An integral part of Dollar
General’s mission of Serving Others is our commitment to
investing in nonprofit organizations that support our customers and
communities. Through Dollar General’s commitment to its mission and our
customers’ generosity, we look forward to making a positive impact on
families affected by autism.”
During the month of April, customers may donate any monetary amount at
check-out to support the organization’s research and advocacy of autism.
Through collections in 2013, Dollar General raised $1.1 million for
“Autism Speaks is thrilled to kick off Autism Awareness Month in April
with the support once again of Dollar General,” said Alec M. Elbert,
Autism Speaks’ chief strategy and development officer. “We share with
Dollar General a commitment to extend help and hope to our community and
we are most grateful for their continuing support.”
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About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy
organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes,
prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of
autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals
with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February
2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism.
Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief
executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism
Speaks has committed nearly $200 million to research and developing
innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism
Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America.
On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more
than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research,
services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 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,
house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient
neighborhood locations. With 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General
has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to
high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from
America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble,
Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes,
PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.