The United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) is a recipient of a $1,250 grant from Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative’s Operation RoundUp Trust Fund and the member-owners of the cooperative to support the Imagination Library book program. The Operation RoundUp program is supported by the member-owners of Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative as a way to strengthen local communities and programs in the cooperative’s service territory. The Operation RoundUp grant will support more than 40 local children enrolled in the Imagination Library program for the year.
The Imagination Library book program is for children (ages birth—5 years of age) who live in the UWSWMN service area. Every child who is enrolled receives an age and developmentally appropriate book in the mail each month. Children are able to gain valuable school readiness skills each time an adult in their life takes time to read books to them. More than 7,000 local children have graduated from the program, and more than 444,000 books have been delivered to homes throughout the UWSWMN service area. Currently, more than 2,300 local children receive a book delivered to their home on a monthly basis.
Pictured: Sarah Kicmal (UWSWMN) and Tim O’Leary (Lyon-Lincoln Electric)