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Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Learning begins the moment a child is born.  The development of early literacy skills through early experiences with books and stories is critically linked to a child’s success in learning to read. Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a national partner of United Way Worldwide and the program was launched here in Danville-Pittsylvania County in February of 2013.  United Way of Danville Pittsylvania County is proud to partner with Smart Beginnings to provide this opportunity to receive books to all young readers.  Sponsorship per child is only $30 a year.  If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact Gladys Parker at 434-792-3700 or Helen Jane Hodges at 434-797-8887. 

BEST Coalition.  The Building Economic Success Together Coalition is a partnership between eleven organizations to bring free tax services and financial education to the community.  United Way continues to work toward bringing partners together to help families become financially stable. 

Engage Coalition.  The Engage Coalition is a network of community organizations working towards the advancement of community engagement through service-learning and volunteerism in the Dan River Region.  The mission is to foster and support meaningful community engagement and the vision is to encourage a regional culture of highly engaged citizens through collaborative partnerships. 

The Health Collaborative.  The Collaborative is a network of community organizations, businesses, governmental agencies, and individuals who desire to improve the health of the region through a shared vision of wellness that drives a framework of sustainable solutions.  The goal is for measured indicators to reflect a healthy, active, engaged and educated region where everyone has equitable access to thrive. 

Dan River Nonprofit Network.  The Network is an innovative collaboration of nonprofits in the Dan River Service Area that are providing resources to strengthen the nonprofit sector within the Dan River Region.  It is the mission of the Network to facilitate connections and provide tools to enable nonprofit organizations to succeed in achieving their missions.  Education, services and shared resources are the main areas of focus. 

Familywize Community Service Partnership, Inc. The goal of Familywize is to reduce the cost of prescription medicine for children, families and individuals.  United Way partners with Familywize to help make prescriptions more affordable for those without insurance or even those who have insurance that does not cover all medications.  In 2015 Familywize helped 2,169,657 people that resulted in $189,476,384 in savings nationwide.        
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