Dollar General pledges $5M to support racial justice, education

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Dollar General pledges $5M to support racial justice, education

07/13/2020

Dollar General, alongside its Literacy Foundation, are making a combined pledge of $5 million to support racial justice and education.

“Today’s announcement reflects Dollar General’s commitment to putting words into actions by providing funding to organizations that are working to accelerate racial equity,” Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member said. “At Dollar General, our mission of Serving Others and our core values, which include respecting the dignity and differences of others, are the cornerstones of our culture and operations. We continue to work toward a world that reflects our mission and values and remain committed to ensuring they are evident in all we do.”

The funds being donated are to be distributed to national and local organizations focused on literacy and education, as well as racial and social justice, the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based company said.