Dolly Parton has joined forces with the One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief, an organization backed by the five living former Presidents to provide relief to those affected by the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
In addition to a financial contribution to the One America Appeal, Dolly is launching a partnership with her Imagination Library, First Book and Penguin Young Readers to provide 500,000 books to hurricane-affected areas through the First Book National Book Bank. To kick off the campaign, Dolly’s foundation donated 165,000 books and more than $90,000 needed to cover the shipping and handling charges to make free books available to educators affected by the storms.
“In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, [I know] books are not the first thing people need or miss,” said Dolly. “But I also know from our past experience that after some time has passed, families, schools and libraries are eager to replenish their shelves—and their —with books. First Book asked us to join with them to get the right books in the right hands at the right time and we were pleased to do so.”
To make a donation, visit First Book.