WAYCROSS, GA – Dollar General arrived at Waycross Middle School in Waycross, Ga. this afternoon ready to start a revolution. Company representatives carried a yellow and black box with a very special gift inside. When school leaders opened the box in front of a classroom of curious students, they were surprised and elated to find a check for $40,000.
“Dollar General is very passionate about its mission of Serving Others and we are all excited to surprise Waycross Middle School with a donation to further their reading and literacy programs,” said Bill Blankenship, Dollar General’s district manager. “We hope this donation will help equip the school with the tools and resources it needs to improve the learning experience for students.”
The donation 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.
Waycross Middle School was chosen due to its close proximity to Dollar General Store #9826 in Waycross, which has been a leader in the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s store customer donation program. 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 Waycross Middle School 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.
Source: Dollar General Press Release