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Dollar General plans to donate more than 60K books to elementary schools

Dollar General is working with Kellogg to extend its community book donation program into fiscal 2022.

Dollar General is working with Kellogg to extend its community book donation program into fiscal 2022.

The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based company shared plans to provide more than 60,000 new books to elementary schools throughout 2022 in order to celebrate its new store openings in the communities it operates in across the country.

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“We are thrilled to announce our second year of providing high-quality books for elementary students in the communities Dollar General proudly serves,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. “Dollar General is grateful for our partnership with the Kellogg Company to support school libraries and provide books to help inspire reading, cultivate imagination, expand vocabularies and develop critical thinking skills.”

Previously, Dollar General and Kellogg planned to donate 100,000 new books to elementary schools in 2021. To continue its mission of serving others, the company said the program illustrates the support from both organizations to literacy and education efforts.

“Kellogg’s is committed to helping create better days for all, and we believe that encouraging literacy skills through reading books builds confidence and skills that contribute to positive individual and community outcomes,” said Oli Morton, Kellogg’s chief customer officer. “Partnerships like this one with Dollar General is just one example of how we’re committed to making a positive impact, and we’re proud to be part of it.”

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Dollar General and its Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which have a longstanding history of supporting education initiatives, believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to receive a basic education, the company said.

Currently, the foundation has invested in providing financial assistance to literacy programs, increasing access, enhancing the quality of instruction, and inspiring and advancing innovation.

The foundation has awarded more than $203 million to support literacy and learning, enabling more than 14.8 million people to achieve their goals, the company said.

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