Did you know our region is home to the poorest zip code in the state? Every day, families living in 71103 are struggling to make ends meet. In particular, their children are without access to books which are a necessity that will prepare them for a successful future.

Please help us place more books in the hands and homes of children by aiding our efforts to expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in our most impoverished areas. You can support our goal by becoming a United Way Book Club member today when you give at one of the levels listed below before December 31st, 2022. New members will receive a limited-edition bookmark, and those that give $50 or more before November 30th will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an autographed copy of Dolly Parton’s book, Coat of Many Colors. We will draw for the winning name on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022.

Book Worms ($250 or less) – sponsors up to 5 children

Page Turners ($251- $499) – sponsors 5-9 children

Storytellers ($500 – $999) – sponsors 10-19 children

Novelists ($1,000 – $4,999) – sponsors 20 -100 children  


To view the full list of sponsorship benefits, please click here. Please contact Tori Thomas at tori@unitedwaynwla.org with questions.

Patrons ($5,000) – sponsors 100 children for 12 months with additional benefits 

Scholars ($10,000) – sponsors 200 children for 12 months with additional benefits

Curators ($25,000) – sponsors 500 children for 12 months with additional benefits

The Librarian ($50,000) – sponsors 1,000 children for 12 months with additional benefits


On behalf of the children you have helped prepare for kindergarten and beyond, THANK YOU for your compassion, generosity, and for truly making a difference in the lives of our youth. We believe that a community filled with books is a community filled with opportunity and possibilities.