Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
The Imagination Library is an international program started by country music legend Dolly Parton eliminate literacy issues for children. Pikes Peak United Way started managing the areas' Imagination Library program in 2012 to help ensure children enter kindergarten with a strong ability to read. The program is $30 per year and provides a book per month to a child until they turn 5 years old.
To date, Pikes Peak United Way has provided 412,875 books to children with the generosity of its donors.
Pikes Peak United Way
Pikes Peak United Way is an organization that strives to achieve measurable improvements in education, income stability and health for the residents of El Paso and Teller counties through strengthened collaboration.
The facility focuses on youth success, financial stability, and health initiatives that give a hand up for more than 87,000 people experiencing poverty and homelessness in the Pikes Peak region. The organization emphasizes the impact it can achieve with community partners in order to change Colorado Springs for the better:
Finance: Pikes Peak United Way, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), provides FREE income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of $56,000 a year or less through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Youth: Pikes Peak United Way, UCCS and Colorado Springs School District 11 partnered to equip students for a better future through education that leads to increasing graduation rates and prepares more students for the work-force.
Health: 2-1-1 is a free, bilingual phone number where specialists help more than 35,000 people in 12 counties navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of health and human service providers in their community.