Give the Gift of Reading

gift_of_reading_photoA small investment in our children today will pay a lifetime of dividends!

In 2013, United Way of Central Illinois provided more than 31,000 books to help children across Sangamon County share the joy of reading at home! We understand, a small investment will have a tremendous impact on families and futures, and with your gift, you will be helping parents and children begin a lifelong journey of learning together.

How your gift helps:

Your gift of reading supports Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides free books to preschool children in Sangamon County. One $25 gift provides a full year of books (12 total) for one child.

The program is open to all children, under the age of 5, who live in Sangamon County, and it is completely free to families — they just have to sign up!

A charitable gift of $25 or more will help United Way of Central Illinois:

  • Improve community literacy, creating stronger families, a stronger economy, and providing a lifetime of opportunity for our children
  • Ensure our community’s children are prepared to learn and succeed

Your gift of reading at work:

  • A $25 charitable gift will provide a full year’s worth of monthly books to a child in Sangamon County.
  • A $100 charitable gift will provide a full year’s worth of books to 4 children in Sangamon County.
  • A $250 charitable gift will provide a full year’s worth of books to 10 children in Sangamon County.

This year consider giving the gift of reading to a child in our community.

Tax-Deductible Donation Amount

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Donations to United Way of Central Illinois are tax-deductible


Join us in building a stronger community, consider a monthly gift.

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Checks may be mailed to:

United Way of Central Illinois,

1999 Wabash Ave., Suite 107,
Springfield, IL. 62704.

Please indicate that your gift is to be designated Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.


Learn how your business can become a sponsor of Dolly Parton’s
Imagination Library, call Emily Rabin at 217-726-7000

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