Dollar General Corporation’s commitment to helping make the world a better place through healthier families is apparent in its ongoing support for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
As a St. Jude Thanks and Giving® partner, Dollar General has raised more than $1 million annually since 2006. Through an in-store pinup program, Dollar General’s loyal customers have donated more than $9.3 million in aggregate to the hospital—a truly remarkable achievement.
Dollar General has been a vital part of the St. Jude family for several years, offering continuous commitment to Danny Thomas’s belief that “no child should die in the dawn of life.”
Dollar General has raised community awareness for St. Jude and offered incredible life experiences for patients. In 2011, Dollar General once again hosted a St. Jude patient family at the Dollar General 300 NASCAR race in Concord, North Carolina. Patient Riley and his family had an unforgettable experience, meeting drivers and pit crews and enjoying the race from various VIP vantage points.
In 2012, Dollar General celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hospital by serving as a Hope sponsor at the John Rich and Friends event and again hosted a St. Jude patient, Ian, and his family at the Dollar General 300 NASCAR race.
In 2013, prospects are high for a $2 million Thanks and Giving campaign as Dollar General continues to open stores and are expecting to open their 11,000th store by the end of 2013.
Dollar General has helped the St. Jude Thanks and Gving campaign become one of the most successful fundraising programs for St. Jude and a holiday tradition for shoppers.