The United Way of Southwest Michigan is encouraging everyone to support a child as they learn to read by sponsoring them in the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. United Way of Southwest Michigan Major Gifts Director Sharon Polfus tells WSJM News Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is an early childhood literacy program offered in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties, in partnership with the Dollywood Foundation.
“It is for children under the age of five,” Polfus said. “When they enroll in the program, they receive a free, age-appropriate book that is mailed to their home every month from the time they enroll until their fifth birthday.”
Polfus says the cost for United Way to provide the program is $25 per child per year. The United Way of Southwest Michigan invites supporters to sponsor kids who take part in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. It’s $25 to sponsor one child for a year, $75 for three years, and $125 for all five years. The United Way hopes to raise enough for 200 kids for all five years. You can find out more right here.