Over 1,000 Pre-K Students Receive the Gift of Reading
Dolly Parton said, “I remain totally convinced that if we can do one more simple thing to help kids and adults to learn more, it is to inspire them to read more.” With the support of our sponsors and community, Washington County’s children are definitely inspired.
Over 1,000 Washington County preschool students are enrolled or have graduated from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program operated by the Washington County Community Foundation. Washington County preschoolers will receive over 12,000 books in their mailboxes this year thanks to the generous sponsors of the program: Duke Energy, First Harrison Bank, First Savings Bank, Jason Wade State Farm Insurance, GKN Sinter Metals, Jean’s Extrusions, Telemedia Solutions, Kimball Office Team Members, Wal-Mart and many individual sponsors.
The free service is open to all Washington County residents age five or younger. Once the child is enrolled, they will receive an age appropriate book every month in the mail. Families can register their child at any of our sponsors’ location. It only takes a couple of minutes to enroll. Children can enroll at any time, as long as they have not reached their fifth birthday.
For more information about becoming a sponsor and giving the gift of reading to a child in our county, contact the Washington County Community Foundation at 812-883-7334 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1993 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve Washington County forever