COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

IMAGINATION LIBRARY

In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Dolly's vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

In 2013, our local Imagination Library was established.  This Program provides one, age-appropriate book per month to every child in Wexford and Missaukee County from birth to age five at no charge.   Program funding is still by the community, and there is a fund housed at the Cadillac Area Community Foundation that accepts donations to insure the continuation of this program in Wexford and Missaukee Counties.

 

To register your child, aged 0 – 5 years of age, click here.


 COMMUNITY HOPE

Community Hope helps people invest in each other in ways that lead to personal and community success. We are a better community when we recognize the good in each other, and the potential for greatness.  People are the greatest resource on earth. Together, we inspire each other to achieve, to persevere, and to become a valuable part of the whole.

To find out how you can be a part of Community Hope in Missaukee County, click here.                

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Missaukee Residents - Cooperative Ministries 231-839-4485
Friends Ministry 231-839-8816
Veterans Serving Veterans 231-884-3597
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency 231-775-9781
Wexford-Missaukee Child Protection Council 231-775-7299
Feeding America Food Distribution - 4th Thursday of each month at the Wex (in Cadillac) 2pm

Love INC 231-779-1888
Salvation Army 231-775-7131
Wexford Missaukee DHS 231-779-4500