July 15, 2016 (Salisbury, MD) - PNC Bank recently provided a $10,000 grant to support United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s Imagination Library Program. Imagination Library delivers free books each month to the homes of local children ages birth to five to encourage reading and ensure success in kindergarten and beyond. Since 2012, the PNC Foundation has provided $35,000 to the Imagination Library program through the local United Way. The funding was in support of PNC Grow Up Great®, a $350 million, bilingual initiative to improve early childhood education.
Michelle Core, Senior Vice President at PNC Bank in Salisbury, MD shared, “The Imagination Library is having a profound impact within our community by preparing local preschoolers for kindergarten. The PNC Grow Up Great® initiative is proud to support a program that addresses such a critical need within our local community.”
The grant will provide more than 4,600 books to children on the Lower Eastern Shore. Since Imagination Library began in May of 2012, United Way has distributed over 74,000 books to 3,800 children in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Dorchester Counties.