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Sponsor A Child for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and The Basics Southwest Alabama

Early childhood education is the foundation for a brighter future, and we’re excited to share how you can be a part of this incredible journey!

Did you know that early childhood education plays a crucial role in brain development and school readiness? United Way of Southwest Alabama believes that every child deserves the best start in life, and that’s why we support childhood education through our amazing programs – “The Basics Southwest Alabama” and “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.”

For just $35, you can make a huge impact on a child’s life by sponsoring their participation in both of these programs for an entire year. Your support will provide them with the tools and resources they need to learn, grow, and dream big!

Click here to sponsor a child for year.

About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was designed to encourage reading to preschool children. Each month after a child is registered – until their fifth birthday – a carefully selected, age-appropriate book is sent to the child’s home. There is no cost to the family; UWSWA provides the books free of charge.

In 2022-23, United Way served 196 children in Mobile and Choctaw County and distributed 1,734 books.

About The Basics Southwest Alabama

The Basics is an initiative to help new mothers, parents, caregivers, families, and children during the first three years of life, when 80% of brain growth occurs. During this period, skill gaps between socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups become clearly apparent. Simple interactions can help. In fact, everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide abundant opportunities to give every child a more equal start in life. The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that can benefit children from all backgrounds.

In 2022-23, United Way served 5,831 parents and children through The Basics.->