DEMCO sponsors Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in partnership with Volunteers of America

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DEMCO funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in St. Helena Parish in partnership with local affiliate Volunteers of America

GREENWELL SPRINGS, La (BRPROUD)- On Wednesday, Dec. 8 DEMCO launched a funding partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) in St. Helena Parish with administrative partner and local affiliate Volunteers of America.

In a recorded video message, First Lady Donna Edwards welcomed children and caregivers gathered at the Dennis Mills Early Learning Center.

Mrs. Edwards thanked DEMCO for providing funding to support literacy for children.

“This program funded in partnership with DEMCO demonstrates their commitment to their co-op members and the communities they serve, so we thank them for their commitment to enriching children’s lives through reading,” said Mrs. Edwards.  “This program certainly inspires a love of reading – how exciting it is to go to the mailbox each month to find your special book!”

The DPIL is a program for children ages 0-5 to inspire a love of reading. DEMCO is the sponsor for this program in the St. Helena parish. Participation in the program is free. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed to each child registered in the program, according to the news release.

DEMCO vice president of marketing and member services David Latona read the book Stormy Night to the children and guests. “A co-op is more than a monthly bill, and this book-gifting program is a meaningful way to add lasting value to members’ lives,” said Latona.

In reference to the news release—DPIL is also a grassroots literacy program created by the country music star that mails one new, free book each month to any child 5 years old and younger. Nearly $2 million children in the United States and four other countries receive age-appropriate books, each with a personalized label and a message from Parton herself.

For more information or to register a child 0-5 years old who resides in St. Helena Parish, visit here.

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