Fund Purpose Provides support to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program in Harrison County.
Fund Story The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) began working with The Dollywood Foundation and many local agencies in fall 2007 to bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) to local preschool children. Every child who is registered in the program receives one free, age appropriate book per month from the time they are born until age 5. Harrison County children began receiving books in the mail in January 2008.
“Since bringing this wonderful program to Harrison County 3,177 of our Harrison County children have received 98,274 books! (dated January 8, 2013),” said Julie Timberlake, HCCF Director of Programs. “The feedback we receive from parents about how much their children enjoy receiving these books every month is heartwarming.”
Fund Impact: Books Delivered per year 2008 16,796 2009 20,127 2010 20,745 2011 19,529 2012 18,209 2013 17,288 2014 17,845 2015 18,595 2016 19,184 2017 20,081 2018 20,314 2019 19,762
The Harrison County Community Foundation is a public foundation supported by donations from individuals and businesses. Its mission is to inspire and assist everyone to experience
philanthropy, producing positive and sustainable growth in Harrison County.