Imagination Library Fundraiser09.08.2005
The Sullivan County Imagination Library will host a fundraising event Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Old Custom House, Bristol, TN. The public is invited to attend. Food will be provided by the Troutdale Dining Room.
By holding various fundraisers, the Sullivan County Imagination Library hopes to raise sufficient funds during the next several years through contributions, endowments and gifts to have a self-funding program in the future.
Through this program, 8,500 children in Sullivan County will receive a free book a month from birth to five years of age. The Sullivan County Imagination Library is based on a model of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The Library's goal is to place a high priority on improving literacy among Tennessee's youngest citizens. The Sullivan County Imagination Library is a partnership between the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Sullivan County and the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation.
The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation contributes half of the cost of the books, but the remaining money necessary to make this program possible must come from local funding.
RSVPs are required. Please call 423-392-8806 if you wish to attend.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Kingsport Chamber Director of Education Nicole Austin at 423-392-8835 or mail to the Sullivan County Imagination Library, P.O. Box 1403, Kingsport, TN 37662.