SOURCE: Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation

November 14, 2016 10:00 ET

Dollar General to Collect Donations and Toys this Holiday

Company furthers its mission of Serving Others through in-store collections for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and local toy drives

GOODLETTSVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - November 14, 2016) - Dollar General (NYSE: DG) will continue its mission of Serving Others this holiday season with its ongoing commitment to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the local communities it serves in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and other area toy drives. In addition to customer donations throughout the campaigns, Dollar General will donate $175,000 to provide additional funding and support of these organizations' efforts.

From November 18 through December 18, Dollar General customers may donate $1 or more at check-out to benefit the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. This year marks the eleventh consecutive year of Dollar General's support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is the global leader in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other deadly diseases. Dollar General and its customers have provided more than $15.3 million to the Thanks and Giving® campaign since 2006.

Also beginning November 18, Dollar General stores will begin collecting toys and holiday items to benefit children this holiday season. Through partnerships with the Toys for Tots Foundation and local toy drives, children throughout the local communities Dollar General stores serve may have a brighter holiday season. In-store collections run through December 9.

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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, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated over 13,000 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. 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.

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