Whitewater LEADS became a charity partner for the race in 2018. The non-profit organization established in 2015, is made up of city officials, UW-Whitewater faculty, business leaders and Whitewater Unified School District faculty who strive to support literacy and academic excellence throughout the Whitewater school district.
One initiative Whitewater LEADS has implemented in the Greater Whitewater area to support literacy is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL).
The DPIL was started in Dolly Parton’s home town and has spread rapidly to other states including Whitewater, WI. Whitewater LEADS started this program to send books to children five years of age and younger once a month.
Last year, the DWS donated $5,500 to Whitewater LEADS. This year, the goal is to raise more money to support the literacy program.
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