Girlfriend gala

provides funding for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library & supports additional initiatives conducted by the Success By 6 program.


Dolly Parton Imagination Library

In 2017, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library book program served 1,400 children - ages birth to 5 - with 16,800 books in Etowah County.

Freebie Reads

The Freebie Reads book program provides books for pre-school children. 950 books were distributed in 2017.


Kinder Camp & Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Kinder Camp prepares rural children to enter school. 95 children participated in 2017.

Kindergarten, Here I Come! prepares children to enter school. In 2017, 400 children participated.

School Readiness Calendars

1,600 were circulated throughout Etowah County last year.

In addition to the programs above, Girlfriend Gala is able to assist in contributing to the following Success By 6 programs":

  • Born Learning Trails: 7 have been installed to-date

  • HOME (Helping Our Mothers Excel: Home visits to young mothers in Etowah County (350 visits last year)

  • Children’s Policy Council: Health Screenings - 217 Children/ 116 Referrals made.