(MUSKEGON, MI) – On September 17, 2016, My Subaru partnered with United Way of the Lakeshore and the Tri-Cities Area Imagination Library to host the CARnival for Kids Literacy to launch the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in the Lakeshore area with a long-term goal to build an educated workforce and help reach the United Way’s bold goal to see 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025. The United Way piloted this program in Muskegon Heights and Holton Public Schools last year as an effort to assist the READ EARLY READ OFTEN initiative. Dolly Parton’s program objective is to instill a love of reading in children (from birth to age 5) by sending the gift of a book to a child’s home each month. The launch event, held at the Subaru Building at My Auto Import Center, 1860 East Sternberg Road in Muskegon, was aimed at raising awareness of the program and the importance of early childhood literacy to success in school and careers, as well as raising funds to support the expansion of the program into more school districts. The public was invited to attend the CARnival for Kids Literacy. For those interested in being part of the United Way’s school success efforts, please call Christine Robere, President & CEO, United Way of the Lakeshore at 231-332-4001.
United Way Launches Dolly Parton Imagination Library on the Lakeshore