Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) has announced a significant $1 million donation to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library®. The contribution, made as part of the DGLF’s 30th anniversary celebration, will further the Imagination Library’s mission to provide free books to children aged from birth to 5 years old.

Denine Torr, the executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, emphasized the critical role that quality print materials and books play in children’s reading development and overall reading performance. The organization is proud to continue its longstanding support for the Imagination Library, recognizing the positive impact it has on inspiring imagination and fostering critical thinking skills in young minds.

This recent $1 million donation brings the total support provided by Dollar General Corporation and DGLF to Imagination Library programs to more than $2.3 million, reflecting their commitment to promoting literacy and education among children across the United States.

Dolly Parton, the visionary behind the Imagination Library, expressed her congratulations to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation on its 30 years of dedication to literacy efforts nationwide. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, initiated in 1995 to provide books to her hometown community, has since grown exponentially and now serves readers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland. Recently, it reached a significant milestone by gifting over 211 million free books through partnerships with more than 2,700 local programs.

The $1 million donation from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will undoubtedly expand the reach of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, ensuring more children and families have access to books that will inspire a love of reading and promote lifelong learning. Both organizations are excited about the future and the positive impact their partnership will continue to make in the lives of young readers.