We are Super Proud of Dolly Parton’s Latest Milestone

Dolly Parton. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9064179gc)

Many people know Dolly Parton for her signature blonde hair and southern accent, but how many know that she has a non-profit organization which aids children.

Imagination Library was started more than 20 years ago and mails one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten.

Over 1,600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to almost 850,000 children across the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia.

The 9 to 5 singer established the organization in honor of her father who could not read.

This year, the 72-year-old accomplished quite an impressive achievement by donating the 100 millionth book.

The Library of Congress acknowledged the milestone during an event attended by both adults and children.

“Of all the things I’ve done in my life, and it’s been a lot ’cause I’ve been around a long time, this is one of the most precious things and the proudest I am of any program,” Dolly told the audience.