Chuck and Mariann Younger Hancock County Literacy Fund

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Chuck and Mariann Younger Hancock County Literacy Fund

Established in 2018

This fund, established in honor of Chuck and Mariann, is designated to support the Hancock Literacy’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.

The mission of Hancock Literacy is to coordinate and support community initiatives that promote lifelong learning. Some of the programs include family literacy nights, community books program, and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a free book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to 5 years old regardless of their family’s income. Titles are chosen by a blue ribbon panel of educators, are age appropriate, and have concepts that build upon each other. Mailing books began in Hancock County in 2014. Since then, more than 65,000 have been sent to local children.

Chuck and Mariann are both long-time supporters of education through local schools and universities, and other cultural opportunities.