Donate to our End of Financial Year Appeal to support children today!

As a friend of United Way Australia, you are aware of the critical importance of the first five years of a child’s life.

The early years are critical for brain development and will have a profound impact on the next 80 years.

A healthy and positive start to life provides the foundation for all future learning, behaviour and health. Exposure to books is an essential developmental building block for children 0-5.

That’s why we continue to focus on early literacy to ensure all children have the best chance to thrive.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is the ideal resource to foster reading in the home which is essential to start school ready to learn.

  • 95% of preschool teachers said children who received DPIL increased their vocabulary, which is a critical skill required for learning.

Your support will enable us to continue to support thousands of Australian children every month, so please donate to our End of Financial Year appeal today by entering your details in the box above.

“This program has been a wonderful support in our aim to focus on our children's developing language skills with a particular focus on oral language and rich verbal interactions involving books.”

“We have really enjoyed being part of this program. For many of our children it is their first-time experiencing books in their home. We enjoy that we can link the books to kindergarten and our program.”