KY Craft Beer Festival donates proceeds to Hardin County Schools
Funds will provide free books for kids through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
August 14, 2020
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Today, local nonprofit Give 270 announced a donation for $7,000 to Hardin County Schools (HCS) in order to offer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to area children. HCS will roll out the pilot program to children living in the Creekside Elementary School district in Sonora.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. However, the program is not available in all areas. Give 270’s donation will allow HCS to provide this program to local children who live in the 42776 zip code.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide this incredible program for local children,” said Give 270 co-founder Kenny Rambo. “Our community always turns out to support each other, and Give 270 is excited to find another way to support our children and help build young minds.”
HCS Early Childhood Education Department researched how to best use the funds to impact the most children.
“Early literacy opens the door for learning, and starts a child on the road to academic success,” said Hardin County Superintendent of Schools Teresa Morgan. “We are so grateful for a local organization like Give 270 that supports education programs like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
“We hope that this is the first of many opportunities for HCS to make this program available, and happy to partner with them on this important endeavor,” Morgan added.
The Give 270 donation is from the proceeds of the local non-profit’s 2019 Kentucky Craft Beer Festival, a local fundraiser that brings craft beer enthusiasts to downtown Elizabethtown. The funding opportunity was identified in partnership with United Way of Central Kentucky.
To learn more about Give 270, visit give270.org.