Early Childhood Products and Support
United Way supports community organisations and service providers to create a greater impact for children in communities of disadvantage via advice, consultancy services, support and products.
Our best known product is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a community-based program providing 0-5 year old children with free home-delivered books and parent/carer literacy resources each month. More than 100,000 books have been distributed to over 7,300 children in Australia so far! Find out how organisations like Rotary clubs, Save the Children, Mission Australia and childcare centres are running their own Imagination Libraries in communities.
Find out how we’re supporting foster care organisations including Berry Street, Ozchild and Anglicare to ensure children living in foster and kinship care can access the Imagination Library
Find out how your organisation can start an Imagination Library to strengthen your early childhood work today – it’s easy!
We also offer social purpose organisations and government the opportunity to benefit from our experience in improving early development outcomes via a range of consultancy services including community conversations.
To find out how the Imagination Library is bringing books and a love of reading to more families, read:
Jane & Isabelle’s Story | Caitlin & Jazmyn’s Story | Karina & Spike’s Story | Bidelia, Jenna & Jill’s Story | Amani & Harijah’s Story | Zala & Archer’s Story