Social TV
Education And Training

Dolly Parton gives away 100 Millionth book for reading programme

Dolly Parton was honored by The Library of Congress this year to mark a little known milestone in her life— the 100 millionth book that she has quietly donated to children.

The ‘Nation’s Library’ in Washington D.C. highlighted the singer-actress’s nonprofit, “Imagination Library”, which she began more than two decades ago with the goal of giving books to kids around the world.

“Of all the things I’ve done in my life, and it’s been a lot ’cause I’ve been around a long time, this is one of the most precious things and the proudest I am of any program,” Dolly told the gathered audience of wee ones and adults.

She engaged the audience during the celebration by reading—and singing—her children‘s book created from her song, “A Coat of Many Colours ,” about a child who treasured a coat that her mother quilted from rags.

Known by the children who received her gifts as “The Book Lady”, she started the program to honor her father, who couldn’t read, yet was the “smartest man” she ever knew.

 

Source: GNN

Related posts

MSA is Shaping Youth for Inclusive Development

Viwe Tyolwana

Zero2Five celebrates 10 years offering 100 bursaries to rural ECD practitioners.

Mpofu Sthandile

Orphaned children afforded an education thanks to Tomorrow Trust

Viwe Tyolwana

Inspired Schools embarks on groundbreaking solar energy project at all its schools in South Africa

Mpofu Sthandile

Social Development,USAID go back to basics

Amanda Mkhize

Youth enterprises receive support

Viwe Tyolwana

Leave a Comment

Social TV
Translate »