The Bill and Vikki Harrison Family Fund and the Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Fund at the Arkansas Community Foundation have each committed $10,000 per year for three years to the United Way of Northeast Arkansas to double the number of area children receiving books through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
The funds will be used to increase the number of Craighead County children that will receive books through the program, which provides free books to children from birth to age 5.
"We are fortunate to be able to work with people that see the importance of early literacy in our area," Heather Coats, director of community impact for United Way of Northeast Arkansas, said in a press release. Read the Entire Article
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