Lorraine Manary Char-EM United Way

Guest Speaker Lorraine Manary executive director of the Char Em United Way spoke about the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library USA to promote childhood literacy. The organization provides free books to children from birth to age 5. There are 518 youngsters receiving books in the two-county area. Lorraine also spoke about the new direction that United Way has taken. Instead of trying to provide funds to a large number of small organizations they are now concentrating on funding programs with an emphasis on young children. Interested in the Imagination Library either with contributions or registering your children in the program you can contact Char-Em United Way and you can learn more about the program at usa.imaginationlibrary.com/