Parton pledged to continue expanding her charitable work.
Honors continue to roll in for Dolly Parton.
- The Tennessee songbird is days away from joining the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but last week she was celebrated for her philanthropic work. She accepted the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy on Thursday in New York.
Why it matters: As she accepted the medal, Parton pledged to continue expanding her charitable work.
- “I’m very proud and honored to be a part of anything that is going to make the world a better place,” Parton said.
- “I just hope that I can continue doing good things.”
State of play: Her Imagination Library is still growing. The program that sends children a new book every month until they turn 5 currently ships out about 2 million books monthly, per the Associated Press.
- California recently embraced the program for children statewide.
The big picture: Parton’s philanthropy is almost as legendary as her music.