Operation Homefront & Dollar Tree Launch Back-To-School Brigade for Military Children

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This is the eighth year that Dollar Tree has partnered with Operation Homefront to provide school supplies to military children. Last year, Dollar Tree patrons purchased more than $5.6 million dollars of school supplies.

Operation Homefront would like to recognize Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and its customers for their support in purchasing and collecting $91 million in supplies forOperation Homefront programs to build strong, stable, and secure military families. The benchmark has been reached as Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. have joined forces for an eighth time to collect school supplies for military children through the national nonprofit’s Back-to-School BrigadeTM.

The supplies can be purchased starting today by customers at the nearly 6,000 Dollar Tree stores nationwide and placed in collection boxes in each store.

The Back-to-School BrigadeTM program is a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree. This is the eighth year that Dollar Tree has partnered with Operation Homefront to provide school supplies to military children. Last year, Dollar Tree patrons purchased more than $5.6 million dollars of school supplies.

“Operation Homefront’s goal is to help military families to thrive – not solely struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect, and our amazing ten-year partnership with Dollar Tree and their incredibly supportive customers has allowed us to make a difference for tens of thousands of military families by helping to ease the financial burden many face during the back-to-school season,” said Brig. Gen. (ret) John I. Pray Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “We are absolutely delighted to partner with Dollar Tree, a caring corporate partner and a friend to military families, for an eighth year on our Back-to-School -School BrigadeTM program.”

"We are proud to be a national sponsor of Operation Homefront," said Chelle Davis, Dollar Tree spokesperson. "We are honored to once again participate in the Back-to-School Brigade™ and we thank our Dollar Tree customers for their continued generosity and support."

Dollar Tree stores will collect supplies from July 5 through August 11. Operation Homefront will distribute the supplies to military children at more than 40 Back-to-School BrigadeTM expos and at numerous local community partner events across the nation in July and August. Please visit http://www.OperationHomefront.net for more details on how to contribute.

About Dollar Tree: Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 Company, operates more than 14,000 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Its stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Dollar Tree Canada, and Family Dollar. To learn more about the Company, visit http://www.DollarTree.com.

About Operation Homefront: A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront builds strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. With more than 3,200 volunteers nationwide, Operation Homefront has provided assistance to tens of thousands of military families since its inception shortly after 9/11. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 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.

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