Sikorsky Credit Union donated $5,000 to the Stratford, Connecticut chapter of Imagination Library, a book gifting program that provides free books to children from birth until they begin school.
The Imagination Library was started in 1995 by singer Dolly Parton to provide free, high-quality books to young children. Since this program started, over 100 million books have been given to children around the world. These efforts are important as studies have shown that children who are read to, do better with reading and financial literacy later in life.
The Imagination Library in Stratford will ensure that over 1,600 children under age five will receive one age appropriate book per month.
Vincent Ciambriello, President & CEO of Sikorsky Credit Union, said, “We are happy to donate money to help children get access to books. Reading is an important part of a child’s development. We’re very excited to be part of this program.”
Janet Lengel, Coordinator at the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Stratford stated, “What better way to give our young children a great start in life than through the gift of reading!”
Sikorsky Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Connecticut with more than 55,000 members. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or volunteers in Fairfield, Hartford, or New Haven counties. Sikorsky Credit Union believes in banking the way you choose and gives members the option to bank at one of their convenient branch locations, online, or through their mobile app. For more information, please visit www.sikorskycu.org
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