The First Ladies’ Tea is an annual fundraising event that provides critical support for Imagination Library in Alaska, which sends a free book each month in the mail to more than 17,500 Alaska children from birth to age 5 across 112 Alaska communities. This hallmark event raises public awareness of the impact early literacy has on a child’s educational development and Best Beginnings’ work.
Though COVID-19 has changed many things in 2020, one thing remains the same. Children still need access to high-quality books and early learning experiences. Though we were not able to hold our traditional event in its usual fashion, we are delighted to share that co-hosts and supporters came together to raise over $28,000 in support of Imagination Library.
You can still join us and help keep the books coming to Alaska children by making a donation today.
Our Co-Hosts & Sponsors
Best Beginnings would like to thank our 2020 co-hosts and sponsors for their generous support of Imagination Library in Alaska.
Hosted by First Lady Rose Dunleavy with former First Ladies of Alaska Susan Knowles, Nancy Murkowski, Sandy Parnell, & Donna Walker; and former First Ladies of Anchorage Mara Kimmel & Deborah Bonito.
Alaska Children’s Trust
Mary Jo Robinson
Natasha Von Imhof
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