Founded by Dolly Parton, the Imagination Library sends free books to children from birth until their start of school, regardless of their parents' income.More at Mashable.
Parton started the program in 1995. Less than 10 years later, Parton had donated a million books. After the singer launched operations in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, donations started running into the tens of millions.
Parton says her father's illiteracy initially inspired her to take action.
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See also: Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors and "I Will Always Love You."