Saline Dollar General donates books to Saline High School

Saline Dollar General Store Assistant Manager Brandi Guin, Manager Linda Williamson and Saline High School Principal Scott Canady pictured with part of third-grade class.

By Paige Nash

The new Dollar General Store in Saline donated 100 books to Saline High School Tuesday morning, January 17.  

After presenting the books to the staff and part of the third-grade class, the Dollar General Manager Linda Williamson and Assistant Manager, Brandi Guin, spoke briefly about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 

“At Dollar General we believe in education, opening doors and brightening opportunities and the future for our kids,” said Williamson. “To help bring joy to your students and staff we would like to donate 100 new high-quality children’s books to your library.” 

For nearly 30 years the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has been able to assist and support teachers, librarians and nonprofit leaders as they help students and individuals of all ages learn to read. Through grant programs like this and the power of education, these individuals are better equipped to pursue their dreams and reach their highest potential.  

Since 1993, the foundation has awarded $219 million in grants, served more than 16.1 million individuals and impacted more than 22,000 organizations.  

Guin said, “We hope you have a great rest of your school year. Thank you for all you do to serve the students and families in our community.” 

The Saline Dollar General Store officially opened on December 18, but will be hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, January 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony along with hot dogs, beverages provided by Coca-Cola, and door prizes.  

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