"If i'm remembered 100 years from now, i hope it will be not for looks but for books."
Krewe of Dolly Official Merchandise is now available HERE! Every purchase and donation helps the Krewe of Dolly support local literacy groups, provide books to families and schools in need and promote literacy awareness throughout New Orleans. Your support makes a difference! What Would Dolly Do?
Help us bring Dolly's Imagination Library to New Orleans! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Krewe of Dolly aspires to improve children's literacy by bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to New Orleans. The Imagination Library is the flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation dedicated to promoting literacy and inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to registered children from birth to age 5. The Foundation partners with local nonprofits to build and maintain a database of registered children within a zip code in order to provide hand-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality books each month. The local program partner raises the funds needed to ship the books and the Imagination Library sources and ships the books at a very low cost.
Our goal is to fund one zip code in 2024 with plans to engage community partners to bring the Imagination Library to every zip code in Orleans Parish. Bill HB 412, which passed the Louisiana legislature in 2023, will provide a 50% funding match with partners of the Imagination Library. This will allow us to stretch our funding twice as far!