Dolly Parton played four very special shows at her own Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN in support of her Imagination Library.
Over the course of the home stand, she raised $500,000 for the cause which was created by Parton and one of her great philanthropic activities over the last twenty years.
Parton told the crowd at the final show ‘Thank you from all the kids and me! We give books to children all over the world now, and the Imagination Library started right here in Sevier County, right up here in these hills. So thank you all for coming. I truly believe that you can never get enough books into the hands of enough children.’
The Imagination Library, created in 1995, sends a new book to every child in the program once per month from the time they are born until they enter school. To date, the program has sent out over 71 million free books and currently is working with 1,600 local communities in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada, servicing 860,000 children per month.
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