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Waycross Middle School gets $40,000 Dollar General donation

Special to SEGAZINE

Dollar General came to Waycross Middle School this week bearing a gift.

Principal David Hitt simply called it incredible.

Hitt knew Dollar General had a “Reading Revolution” program and figured the company was writing a check to support the reading program at Waycross Middle.

“I thought we were going to get $1,500, maybe $2,000,’’ Hitt said, but when the yellow-and-black box was opened Wednesday, there was a check for $40,000.

“It absolutely took our breath away,’’ Hitt said.

The donation is part of the company’s mission to serve others that the company was excited to provide “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,’’ he said.

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