NoDa Brewing Company has been a financial supporter of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Mecklenburg County since 2015. This year, however they have stepped up in a BIG way and funded all 672 existing children enrolled in the program that live in the two shared zip codes as NoDa Brewing Company locations. Supporting their community has always been a priority for Todd & Suzie Ford, owners of NoDa Brewing Company. They understand that the development of children in our county is incredibly important, so they teamed up with Smart Start of Mecklenburg County to make sure that children 0-5 have access to free books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Mecklenburg County!

“Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is grateful and honored to be a partner with the owners and staff of NoDa Brewing Company to get high quality books in the hands of young children, delivered directly to their homes, through their support of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. It is gratifying to have community partners, like NoDa Brewing Company, that share the passion that we have for increasing early childhood literacy opportunities in our community.” Nancy Hughes, Executive Director at Smart Start of Mecklenburg County.

It only costs $30 to support one child for an ENTIRE YEAR! NoDa Brewing Company has committed to the children in their backyard (28205 and 28206), and they are challenging the community to do the same!

Please join us as we kick-off the Brews & Books campaign in the NoDa Brewing Company tap room on November 10th! In addition to parents bringing their children by to sign-up for the program, there will be live music from John Dungan, grub from TIN Kitchen, plenty of tasty beer and an awesome raffle; For every child you support ($30) you’ll receive one entry to a great prize (a night’s stay a local hotel, a gift card for dinner and some other great surprises)!

If you can’t make the event, you can still support the cause by sharing the Books & Brews campaign Facebook event and donate.

Learn more about the campaign here and the kick-off event here