Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dolly Parton thanks USPS

Music legend Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a literacy program that mails one book a month to children from the time of their birth until age five, last month delivered them to 400,000 kids in 700 communities in North America.

The USPS News Link reports that what started as an effort from her home in Sevier County, quickly spread to all 95 counties in Tennessee — and beyond.

Parton is quoted as saying she knows such volume is “a drop in the bucket” for the Postal Service, but she thanks postal employees for their part in the program’s success.

“For every single kid who gets that book, it’s a very special treat,” Parton said. “Each time a child gets a book in the mailbox and says “read it to me,” postal employees can take pride in the fact that they helped create that special moment for that young child,” she said.

Shown above in a USPS photo, Dolly Parton thanks Sevierville, TN, Pigeon Forge Station Letter Carrier Regina Seaton and USPS for helping deliver nearly 10 million children’s books.

For more information about the Imagination Library program, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM