According to a press release from the corporation, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has donated $1 million to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
The donation is a part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for the DGLF in 2023. Children from birth to age five can borrow free books from the Imagination Library.
“Access to quality print materials and books play a critical role in children’s development of reading skills and in improving reading performance, and we are proud to continue our support of the Imagination Library as part of our 30th anniversary celebration,” Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, said in the news release.
“Books help inspire imagination and foster critical thinking skills. We look forward to seeing the additional impact these funds and books will have.”
According to the news release, Dollar General and the DGLF have contributed more than $2.3 million to Imagination Library initiatives across the United States.
In order to improve the caliber of classroom instruction, broaden access to literacy programming, foster innovation, and encourage reading, DGLF supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries.
“I first want to congratulate the Dollar General Literacy Foundation on an amazing 30 years of supporting literacy efforts across the country,” Parton said in the news release.
“Dollar General has been a longtime supporter of our work with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and this amazing gift will help us expand my Imagination Library to even more children and families.
We share such similar personal stories that are at the heart of our passion for inspiring a love of reading, and I look forward to many more years of partnering on this work that means so much to us.”