TIMBERVILLE, VA., December 8, 2021 — F&M Bank Corp. (OTCQX:FMBM), holding company for F&M Bank, and Old Dominion Realty are excited to collaborate on supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL). DPIL is a monthly book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children, ages 5 and under, currently residing in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. This new initiative set forth locally by The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County intends to create excitement about reading and build literacy for local youth.
Old Dominion Realty and F&M Bank are donating $2,500 each and are challenging local businesses and community members to also contribute to the cause. F&M Bank has also committed to double its contribution if community businesses collectively raise $20,000 by year-end 2021.
“We are thrilled to support the advancement of education among tomorrow’s leaders within our own community. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library will provide an early love for reading and we hope other local businesses will step forward in support,” said Mark Hanna, CEO F&M Bank. Harvard University Center on the Developing Child states that 85% of a child’s intellect, social skills, and personality develop during the first five years of life. Communities with the Imagination Library have documented a 70% increase in families reading to their children, as reported by The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
To donate and learn more about the benefits of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library visit https://cfhr.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list