Dolly Parton donates $1M to COVID-19 research, will also read children’s books online every week  

author_img Joy S Published :  02nd April 2020 11:13 AM   |   Published :   |  02nd April 2020 11:13 AM
Dolly Parton (AP Photo/Mark J Terrill, File)

Dolly Parton (AP Photo/Mark J Terrill, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP): Country icon Dolly Parton is making a big donation to help fund coronavirus research, as well as taking time out every week to read children’s books online to kids everywhere.

The 9 to 5 singer, actress and philanthropist tweeted Wednesday that she’s donating $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee for coronavirus research.

Additionally, she’s working with her charity, The Imagination Library, to read a children’s book on YouTube every Thursday at 7 pm EST for 10 weeks.

The Imagination Library provides children free books by mail every month and the program is available in all 50 states and five countries.

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