Goodlettsville, TN–Dollar General arrived at Goodlettsville Elementary School in Goodlettsville, Tenn. ready to start a revolution. Company representatives carried a yellow and black box with a very special gift inside. When the school principal opened the box in front of curious elementary school students, they were surprised and elated to find a gift of $40,000!
The gift from Dollar General is part of its new Reading Revolution program. The program aims to provide schools with additional resources to purchase books, computers and other educational supplies to enhance their reading and literacy programs.
“Dollar General is very passionate about its mission of Serving Others and we are all excited to surprise Goodlettsville Elementary School with a donation to further their reading and literacy programs,” said Greg Sparks, Dollar General’s executive vice president of store operations. “We hope this donation will help equip the school with the tools and resources it needs to improve the learning experience for students.”
Goodlettsville Elementary School was chosen due to its close proximity to Dollar General’s corporate offices in Goodlettsville. Dollar General plans to make donations to additional schools through its Reading Revolution program in various locations where it has a strong presence.
“By supporting Goodlettsville Elementary with this gift, we hope to help students become better readers, more successful students and lifelong learners,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s director of community initiatives.