Family Dollar Announces Its "Just Add Family" National Contest Winner

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The Williams Family of Chicago to Receive Ultimate Family Reunion with Celebrity Chef Pat Neely

Family reunions are a time to reminisce about old times and reconnect with relatives. - Matt Martin, Family Dollar, VP of Marketing

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced that Sandy Williams of Plainfield, Illinois was the national winner of the Just Add Family contest. Chosen from thousands of online entries where people uploaded family photos and shared personal stories, Williams’ entry embodied the spirit of food, family, and fun. Her family’s community involvement and commitment to making the Chicagoland area a better place to live impressed the panel of Family Dollar judges. Celebrity Chef Pat Neely surprised the family with the announcement this morning at Williams’ home. Williams and her family will now receive an all-expense paid family reunion for up to 100 guests and a year’s worth of free groceries from Family Dollar. The Just Add Family reunion will take place at Washington Park in Chicago on Saturday, July 11.

“We are blessed beyond measure to receive this prize and cannot wait to share it with our extended family who will travel from all over the U.S. to attend,” said Sandy Williams. “We plan to gift the year’s worth of free groceries to the Joshua Foundation, founded by my aunt, to have an even greater impact in our community. Family Dollar’s Just Add Family is an amazing tribute to the strength and power of family. We cannot begin to express our gratitude at being named the winner!”

“Family reunions are a time to reminisce about old times and reconnect with relatives,” said Matt Martin, Family Dollar’s VP of Marketing. “Through this contest, it was our intent to demonstrate that the word “family” in our brand name means togetherness and celebration. From chips and drinks, to toys, coolers and swimsuits, Family Dollar has everything you need to create incredible family memories this summer without spending a lot.”

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About Family Dollar
For more than 54 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar’s mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in more than 8,200 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit

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