May 1st Brings 4th Annual May Day Baskets of Books!

Over 1,200 books were delivered to 17 local childcare centers throughout the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo metro area today by United Way volunteers on the Women’s Leadership Council. Each year on May Day these volunteers deliver books to celebrate the United Way Imagination Library program. This is the 12th year that United Way of Cass-Clay has made Imagination Library available to local children.

Imagination Library is a program of the Dollywood Foundation funded locally by United Way of Cass-Clay that provides books to preschool children ages 0-5 throughout Cass and Clay Counties. Imagination Library is part of the United Way Education initiative that invests in early childhood development and educational programs that ensure children have the positive, enriching experiences needed to succeed in school and in life. On average in 2014, about 9,100 local children received a book in the mail every month. There are currently 8,865 children registered for the program. In 2014 there were 105,082 books were sent to the homes of local children and over 33,236 children have been impacted since 2003. A gift of just $25 to United Way will sponsor one child to receive one book per month for an entire year through United Way.

 

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