The music legend and philanthropist will be attending a private luncheon on the Ohio State University campus “to raise financial support and awareness for the Imagination Library program in Ohio,” according to a news release from the organization.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio mails “one high-quality, age-appropriate book each month,” to youngsters during the first five years of their lives, the program states.
The initiative also notes that all children in Ohio, from birth to age 5, can enroll free of charge. Currently, more than 300,000, or 45% of eligible children in the state, are receiving the books each month.
Parents and caregivers in Ohio can go here to sign up children who qualify.
Parton’s book-gifting program began in Tennessee in the 1990s and has now expanded across the U.S. and the world, according to the organization’s website.