On average, there are 4 books total in the home of a child born to poverty in Louisiana. A child starting school unable to even properly hold a book is at a disadvantage they most likely will never overcome. In our support of education, this early childhood literacy program provides children 5 and under with a monthly age appropriate book mailed directly to their homes. Called Imagination Library, the effort is part of a successful national program started by Dolly Parton in her home state of Tennessee. Reading is a proven way to help children be school ready, and through our partnerships we hope to foster a love of reading and learning.
This year, in partnership with Entergy River Bend, Turner Industries, Dow Amerchol, and the City of Greensburg, United Way launched Imagination Library in St. Helena, West Feliciana, and the City of Geismar.
Sponsor a Child!
For just $15 a month for one year, you can support a child from birth to five years old. Every month, they will receive an age appropriate book mailed directly to their home until they reach five. Give the gift of reading today and provide a library of 60 books for a child in the local community, To make a gift, please click here.
Register your child Today!
If your child is 5 and under and lives in West Feliciana Parish, St. Helena Parish, or the City of Geismar they are eligibile to enroll in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program. Through the support of Capital Area United Way and our corporate partners, this program is FREE for any child (5 and under) living in the communities above. To enroll your child online, please click here.