Dolly Parton Is Sending Free Books to California Children: Reports

Dolly Parton Is Sending Free Books to California Children: Reports

 Aside from “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” the country music legend is collaborating with California legislators to send free books to children.

Starting in June 2023, a new bipartisan California law will fund Parton’s Imagination Library. The program, which aims to inspire young readers and an early love of learning, will send books to preschool-aged children at no cost to their families.

2.4 million children in all 58 California counties will be eligible for one book per month until they reach the age of five. Parents can enroll their children online. Aside from the exciting news, the Imagination Library will be offering bilingual options for the first time.

Parton started the program in 1995 for the children of her Tennessee home county. The Imagination Library now spans five countries, with funding shared by Parton and local partners, resulting in over a million books being given to children all over the world each month.

Parton’s latest ambitious charitable endeavor is free books for kids, and the saint-like singer is gaining a reputation for her large donations. According to NPR, she helped fund research for the Covid-19 vaccine, which will be available in 2021, and she recently donated one million dollars to pediatric infectious disease research, according to The Hill.

According to NPR, Parton promised to invest the $10 million she received from Whitney Houston’s cover of her song “I Will Always Love You” in a Black community in Nashville. In a tweet yesterday, writer Michael Harriot emphasized the importance of Parton’s huge contributions.

According to Billboard, Parton’s acts of kindness include paying for college tuition for her Dollywood employees and raising $700,000 for residents impacted by Tennessee floods in 2021.

Despite the fact that Parton received the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in 2022, Nancy Sinatra may have spoken for all of us with a recent tweet pleading with Biden to recognize Parton’s contributions.


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