Together We Can Do More
It’s true, our success is based on our partnerships. Joining Dolly’s vision, key partners have come together with a selfless spirit and common passion to make the Imagination Library possible for millions of children. Many of these partners have traveled with us as the Imagination Library has grown from a small program serving Dolly’s hometown to an internationally recognized effort that mails millions of books to children each year. Whether new or old, the Imagination Library wouldn’t be possible without these committed partners. We proudly work with:
Endeavour Foundation supports United Way Australia to distribute Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books each month. Operating for more than 60 years in Australia, Endeavour Foundation supports people with a disability to have the choices of an ordinary life in the community. This is made possible with a wide range of services including learning and lifestyle programs, employment, accommodation and in-home support, tertiary education and vocational training. At Endeavour Foundation’s mailing centre in Geebung employees with a disability enjoy knowing they can boost child literacy by packing and mailing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library books each month.
Penguin Random House
Paint the Town REaD
Paint the Town REaD aims is to encourage all levels of the community to support the development of children’s early literacy skills from birth, so that they will be ready for reading and writing at school. Paint the Town REaD, at both central and local group levels, is a partner with Imagination Library, working to ensure that once the Imagination Library books are delivered to a child’s home they will be read.
Save the Children
As a global organisation, Save the Children gives a powerful voice to children and champions their rights, directly reaching more than 50 million children in over 120 countries. In Australia, the focus is on helping to ensure that every child gets a healthy start in life, an education and the chance at a better future. Save The Children is a national community partner with United Way, supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library programs in several locations across Australia, from some of the remotest areas of the country to metropolitan hubs in capital cities where some of the most vulnerable children live. Save the Children
Tamworth Regional Council
Tamworth Regional Council, one of the biggest councils in inland New South Wales with over 58,000 residents, is the country music capital of Australia and sister city to Nashville. With a strong commitment to the health and wellbeing of all its residents, the Council is an innovator in the early learning space making a significant impact on the future of the youngest residents in the Tamworth Local Government Area. By partnering with United Way and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, Council is helping to fund the development of early learning and literacy skills of all children born in Tamworth, ultimately enabling these children to start school ready to learn.
United Way Australia
United Way Australia is a registered not for profit focused on mobilising the caring power of communities to support individuals in need. We place particular emphasis on the areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health – the building blocks of a quality life. We have been operating as a network across Australia for over 60 years and are proud to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Australian children as a way to ensure all kids start school ready to Read Learn Succeed. You can find out more about United Way Australia via www.unitedway.com.au.