Why did you choose the Imagination Library?
In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. Dolly wanted to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. She wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income. Today, the program mails over 1 million books every month, and have dramatically increased literacy rates all over the globe. Together with our partners in Collier and Monroe Counties, United Way of Collier and the Keys chose this incredible program to provide every child the opportunity to grow.