Dollar General helps program
Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 6:01 pm
Dollar General has again made a significant contribution to Tennessee’s youngest citizens with a recent $85,000 donation to the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation.
Since 2005, the company known for its commitment to literacy has donated $495,000 to Tennessee’s Statewide Imagination Library program.
Dollar General’s most recent donation to the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation will primarily support the GBBF’s Distressed County Grant program. The program covers the cost of Imagination Library programs in counties where industry or an adequate donor database is absent or scant.
Dollar General has been a statewide supporter of the Imagination Library program in Tennessee since the program’s statewide debut in 2005. Dollar General’s co-founder J.L. Turner was functionally illiterate when he started the company.
Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with more than 9,300 stores in 35 states.