Dolly Parton's Imagination Library brings books to children's homes. From birth until they turn five years old, children enrolled in the program will receive a new, age-appropriate book mailed to their home each month. By the time they enter kindergarten, children will have their own library of books and be more prepared to enter school and become readers.

United Way has secured funding for all of Berrien County and Cass Counties. 


United Way funding helps provide this program at no cost to any child residing in Berrien or Cass counties regardless of financial need. The actual cost to provide this program to the community is approximately $25 per child, per year. This tax-deductible donation helps United Way of Southwest Michigan to ensure that this program will continue to be available to the children of our community for years to come.

Select Your Contribution Level Below

  • One-year donation - This $25 donation helps a child for one year for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. You may help as many children as you would like with this option.

  • Three-year donation - This $75 donation helps a child for three years for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

  • Full program donation - This $125 donation helps a child from birth to Age Five for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

For more information, contact Sharon Polfus at


Special thanks to our sponsors

  • The McLoughlin Family Foundation

  • Lyons Industries

  • The Wood Foundation

  • Michigan Gateway Community Foundation

  • The De Groot Family Foundation

  • St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Club Foundation

  • The Frederick S. Upton Foundation