All Mt. Vernon elementary schools and Mt. Vernon Middle School participated in "Penny Wars" during March to benefit the Imagination Library Fund. Together they raised $1,075.62 to help with early childhood literacy through the Imagination Library Fund at the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF). The HCCF matched $ .50 for each $1 to bring the grand contribution to $1,613.42. Heather Noesges (middle), Principal of Fortville Elementary School, presented the check with some students to Mary Gibble (left), President of the Hancock County Community Foundation.
HCCF has partnered with Imagination Library, a Dolly Parton initiative to aid early childhood literacy. All Hancock County children enrolled at birth will have a (free) book mailed to them each month through age 5, for a total of 60 books prior to kindergarten. Enrollment forms can be found at Fortville-Vernon Township Library, Hancock County Public Library, and online linked HERE. Enrollment forms must be returned to the Hancock County Public Library via mail at: 900 W. McKenzie Rd., Greenfield, IN 46140, email@example.com, or fax- 317-462-5711.
Imagination Library is a gift from the community to the children of a community. Although books are free to families, the community bears a financial responsibility. HCCF is working with the community to build a $2 million endowment to sustain the expenses of the program, 22% of which has been raised.
Additional monetary gifts can be made to: HCCF-IL Fund at 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140, or on-line at https://givehcgrowhc.org/imagination-library-donate-now.
Another way to support Imagination Library is to join the Bowling Fundraiser on April 17 at Strike Force Lanes in Greenfield. See participation options linked HERE.