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Imagination Library


P. O. BOX 275

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In March of 2002 a group of Obion County residents got together to endow a program where each child in Obion County from birth to age five would receive a book each month mailed to their home.

This group consists of: Gary Houston, Susanne Marsidi, Kim Taylor, Jane Paschall, Curt True, Carole Russell, Glenda Caudle, Ellarine Moses, Roger Williams, Clay Woods, Kristi Kizer, Joyce Stephens, Sherry Hendrix, Glenda Chrisp, Susan Fowler and Nikki Netherland. Roger Williams is the Chairman.

As of September 2015, we have mailed over 150,000 books to children since we started. Our program consists of three parts. The Union City Program is funded by the Verhine Estate and has a balance of approximately $375,000. The Obion County Program has approximately $173,000 which was raised through community donations and a fund raiser in 2004. The Rives portion was endowed with a donation in memory of Archie and Annie V. Cultra.

The cost for each child is $2.25 average per month or $27.00 per year. To endow one child would require a donation of $2,500 invested at 6% interest in government securities. This ensures a child would receive a book a month for five years. We have a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation set up under the Union City Rotary Club and have no administration expenses. This includes Alexander, Thompson and Arnold Accounting firm handling all accounting. We have a program set up with Edward Jones for an automatic monthly checking account deduction with a minimum of $25.00 per month donation.

Click here to register for the program.

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