Capital Area United Way received a $10,000 donation from Entergy River Bend Station on Feb. 2 to continue the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program in West Feliciana Parish.
The $10,000 contribution will serve 333 children for one year, providing a total of 4,000 books, according to a news release.
“In support of our 10-year commitment to early childhood education, Capital Area United Way and several of our community partners have teamed with Imagination Library to provide children, aged 5 and under, with a monthly, age-appropriate book mailed directly to their home,” said Edy Addison, investment manager with Capital Area United Way.
The efforts are part of a national program founded by Dolly Parton, a country and western singer and songwriter who believes all children have dreams of their future, Addison said.
Parton started the program because she believes the seeds of these dreams are often found in books, the release said.
The contribution marks the fourth $10,000 contribution from Entergy River Bend Station in St. Francisville since 2010.
Capital Area United Way serves 197 children in West Feliciana and has 275 graduates from the Parton library program. Since 2010, Capital Area United Way has provided 9,237 books to a total of 472 children in West Feliciana parish, the release said.
For information on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library through Capital Area United Way, call (225) 383-2643.