Central Virginia Dolly Parton Imagination Library

dpThrough a grant from The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, United Way of Central Virginia is investing $8,600 in the Central Virginia Dolly Parton Imagination Library and currently has enrolled approximately 80 children in the program. This program mails one new free book a month to predominantly at-risk children in Central Virginia, starting at birth until their fifth birthday.

Additionally, in partnership with Smart Beginnings Central Virginia, UWCV expanded a literacy outreach program utilizing Gus the Resource Bus in the housing developments of James Crossing Apartments in Lynchburg and Raintree Apartments in Bedford to further engage parents and their children in the new books they receive each month.