Support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library during FLX Gives Nov. 16-17

Nov. 1, 2023: 

Spark the joy of learning and instill a love of reading for children in Chemung and Steuben counties by supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library during FLX Gives November 16-17.

Every month, more than 4,500 young children in our two counties receive a free book in the mail thanks to donations made to the Imagination Library. This program is open to all children under the age of 5 and is provided at no cost to families.

You can support this worthwhile effort by making a donation between the hours of 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, and 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, on the FLX Gives online giving platform

Although Dolly Parton is the champion for this popular worldwide initiative, the famed icon does not provide funding for the local program. Her relationship with book publishers and distributors keeps costs low, and donations to United Way of the Southern Tier pay for the program in Chemung and Steuben counties. Families are never charged for the books.

In addition to a personal gift, you can also support this FLX Gives drive by becoming a fundraising champion for Imagination Library, reaching out to your friends and family, inviting them to join you in your support. Click “Fundraise” on the giving site to become a Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Giving Champion.

For more information, please contact United Way Director of Communications and Community Engagement Lois Wilson by email or at 607-377-5834.