Dollar General Continues to Further its Mission of Serving Others

Thu, 14 Nov 2013

Major retailer partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation and additional toy drives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) will team up with its customers to make a difference for children across America with its annual holiday giving campaign. Beginning Nov. 15, Dollar General customers will have the opportunity to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving® campaign or the holiday toy drive benefitting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation or another local toy drive.

“Dollar General is honored to support the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and other local toy drives to make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “Through Dollar General’s commitment to its mission of Serving Others and our customers’ generosity, we are excited to make a positive impact throughout the country.”

For the eighth consecutive year, Dollar General is supporting the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15, customers may donate $1 or more at check-out to benefit the children of St. Jude. Since 2006, Dollar General and its customers have supported St. Jude by contributing more than $9.4 million to the Thanks and Giving® campaign. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the global leader in finding cures and treating children with cancer and other deadly diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

From Nov. 15 through Dec. 8, more than 11,000 Dollar General stores will collect new, unwrapped toys for in-store toy drives for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation or, in certain circumstances, other local toy drives. Additionally, Dollar General will donate $100,000 to the Toys for Tots Foundation in an effort to further help reach children across the country.

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Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 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 more than 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

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