SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) July 06, 2015
Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) have joined forces again this year to gather school supplies for military children across the country. The supplies can be purchased starting today by customers at the more than 5,000 Dollar Tree and Deals stores nationwide and placed in collection boxes in each store.
The Back-to-School Brigade(tm) program is a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree. This is the seventh year that Dollar Tree has partnered with Operation Homefront for the program. Last year, Dollar Tree patrons donated more than $5 million of supplies.
"The school supplies donated by Dollar Tree customers are an essential part of our family support program to help prepare military kids for the school year,” said Brig Gen (ret) John I. Pray, Jr., president & CEO of Operation Homefront. “Our terrific partnership with Dollar Tree – now in our seventh year – really helps ease the financial burden that the back-to-school season can bring."
“Dollar Tree is a proud, national sponsor of Back-to-School Brigade(tm),” said Chelle Davis, Dollar Tree spokesperson. “We are honored to once again partner with Operation Homefront and thank our customers for their continued generosity and support.”
Dollar Tree stores will collect supplies July 6 – August 13. Once the collection period concludes, Operation Homefront will distribute the supplies to military children during the back-to-school season in August and September. Please visit http://www.OperationHomefront.net for more details on how to contribute.
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About Dollar Tree: Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 Company, operates more than 5,454 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Its stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Dollar Tree Canada, and Deals. To learn more about the Company, visit http://www.DollarTree.com.
About Operation Homefront: A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has provided assistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, nationally, 92 percent of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to http://www.OperationHomefront.net.