Community Foundation News

Impact Polk 2017: “Imagination Library” by United Way of Central Florida’s Success by 6

UWCF’s Success by 6 receives Impact Polk 2017 grant through Grants Committee

The Imagination Library provides children who might not otherwise have any books, the opportunity to explore brand new books with their parents, building school readiness skills. Children ages birth through their fifth birthday receive a free, age-appropriate book, mailed directly to their home every month. Imagine the excitement on a child’s face when they receive their very own book with their very own name and address on it!

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About Impact Polk 2017

Impact Polk is an annual grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of addressing community needs throughout Polk County. To learn more about Impact Polk, click here.

About United Way of Central Florida’s Success by 6

Success By 6 is a community-wide children’s initiative, spearheaded by United Way of Central Florida and founded by Carol Barnett of Publix Charities that brings together resources to form a community partnership. Success By 6 is an initiative to make early childhood development a top priority in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties and to ensure that all children, by the age of six, have the physical, emotional, social, and mental foundation to succeed in school and in life. To learn more about Success by 6, visit www.uwcf.org/servlet/eAndar.article/386/Success-By-6.