The DeGood Foundation
Newport News, Virginia, USA
MissionThe DeGood Foundation inspires children to Dream More, Learn More, Care More, and Be More through programs for change in youth literacy, health, and education.
What We DoAt The DeGood Foundation, we have two primary programs, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library & Bags of Hope.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book-gifting program where children who are registered with the program will receive a free brand-new, age-appropriate book in the mail every single month from the time they're born until they start Kindergarten at age five. The Imagination Library inspires a love of books, reading, and learning within the hearts and minds of children while preparing them for Kindergarten and their education beyond.
The DeGood Foundation has developed Bags of Hope, a powerful program that brings warmth, love, and fun to children with an extended stay in the hospital. We've partnered with The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk to make this program a reality. Beginning March 2019, all children who are admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) will receive a Bag of Hope from The DeGood Foundation to make their stay more fun and less scary.