Dollar General celebrates 1,500th store in Texas with donation to school

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EARTH, Texas(PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from Dollar General:

Dollar General plans to mark a growth milestone in the state of Texas with the grand opening of its 1,500th store at 305 E. Main St. in Earth on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  To further commemorate the milestone, Dollar General surprised Springlake-Earth Elementary School with a $50,000 donation. Dollar General opened its first Texas location in April 1977 and continues to provide value and convenience to Texans.

Dollar General will celebrate the store’s official grand opening on Saturday, May 4 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals.  The first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is elated to celebrate the milestone opening of our 1,500th store in Texas. With our more than four-decade history in Texas, Dollar General remains committed to delivering a satisfying shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our Texas customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

In addition to Saturday’s grand opening festivities, Dollar General celebrated the milestone on Wednesday morning by furthering its mission of Serving Others and its longstanding dedication to literacy and education with a $50,000 surprise donation to Springlake-Earth Elementary School in Earth. 

The donation from Dollar General is part of its 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. Since its inception in 2013, the program has provided more than $2.9 million to schools.

“Through our charitable outreach, we strive to make a real and lasting impact on children and families,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s senior director of community initiatives. “We believe the one gift that lasts a lifetime and provides individuals with the opportunity for a better future is the ability to read well. We hope this gift will help inspire a love of reading, which will make such a difference for these students as they progress with their education.”

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise.  Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for their high school equivalency test can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $160 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers.  Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the need.  Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team may visit the Career section at

(This is a press release from Dollar General.)

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