Spark A Reader

Two brand new books

First Book

Regular price $5.00

This gift will provide the magic of two new books to a child in need, and help create a foundation of literacy in her life.

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A Note from Dolly About this Gift


Hello everybody! I have an invitation and a request for you.

I don't need to tell you that we are facing a terrible pandemic. If Teardrops Were Pennies, we would all be rich by now.

My longtime friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad (he's not Just Someone I Used to Know), has been doing research at Vanderbilt Medical Center for many years. He told me that they are working hard (not just 9 to 5) and making exciting progress towards finding a cure for the coronavirus.

That great news was like The Day I Fell In Love. I told him it came "Just When I Need You the Most!"

I wanted so much to help, so I said, "Here I Am," and donated $1 million to help find the cure.

Please join me to speed the cure! No, you don't need to give a million dollars to make a difference. Donate whatever you can. Maybe the amount you would normally spend on a pair of movie tickets (may as well, the theaters are closed), the cost of a cute outfit (yep, the stores are closed, too), or the cost of a nice restaurant dinner (yep, closed). Whatever you can do. Every bit helps. Please do it Before the Next Teardrop Falls.



Our Birthdays Can Save the Day

Here's what I love about Changing The Present: you can show your love by giving a meaningful donation to make a difference in a friend's name instead of buying yet another traditional present. This may be The Greatest Gift of All.

Nearly a million of us Americans have a birthday every day. Think how much money we are spending on all those presents! This year, let's do something more meaningful.


Do you have a birthday coming up? Create a charitable wish list on this site. Then add this gift to support research at Vanderbilt Medical Center (or any COVID-19 or other gift you like). Share it with friends and family so they know that you would welcome a meaningful donation instead of more stuff.


Looking to give a great birthday present? Do something meaningful. Give this gift (or any charitable gift on this site) as a donation in your friend's name instead of shopping for merchandise.


No birthdays on the horizon? Join me in giving, just to make a difference.


Be a Dolly Fundraiser! Create a registry, then add this gift, and share it with others. You can see how much money you have raised. I will thank the top 100 fundraisers with a personal thank-you note and a mention on my website.

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By the way, please, please, please share this page! If you tell 100 friends and family members to do this, eight of them will probably have a birthday in the next month, and even more will be shopping for presents. So spread the word!

You and me and all of us--let's do this together. And let's make it go viral to fight the virus.


Keep the Faith!




Join Patsy Nelson to Support COVID-19 Research

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Vanderbilt Medical Center

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A friend has been doing research at Vanderbilt Medical Center for many years. He told me that they are working hard and making exciting progress towards finding a cure for the coronavirus. That is great news, and I wanted so much to help, so I donated $1 million to help find the cure. Please join me in this mission.

Your timeless gift of trees will make a difference for our country's National Forests. Each dollar plants a native tree on these treasured landscapes. Every tree planted will help ensure these wild places in your backyard stay healthy and thrive for many generations to come! 

Adopt a Polar Bear (Beta Beta Beta)

Save the Arctic Refuge

Defenders of Wildlife

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We must have everyone’s support to stop Congress from handing the home of polar bears and other wildlife over to Big Oil, which will only result in a savings of a penny at the gas pump…and that’s in 20 years! Your gift to Adopt A Polar Bear will help Defenders save polar bears and other imperiled Arctic wildlife.

Regular price $2.00

Thank you for visiting the Unicef Team of BuckeyeThon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the state of Ohio. We raise funds and awareness to help children at the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.BuckeyeThon funds the programs at Nationwide that help kids forget about their cancer for a while. Most of the money raised goes toward the hospital’s psychosocial services, which include art...

School-based Education Program

Unspoken Smiles Foundation

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Lifetime supply of toothpaste and brushes for 25 children.

Our Sports & Leadership Summer Camp provides an opportunity for girls to flex their leadership muscles and stay active over the summer! Girls learn over 20 different sports, interact with guests coaches, bond with their teammates, swim and go one field trips. Camp also includes free lunch and transportation. Over 90 percent of participants require a scholarship of some kind. Help create a summer to...

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Attending the weekly 90 minute yoga class helps to heal their body, mind and soul.

The First of Many

Network Support Services Inc.

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To kick off this fundraiser!

Sponsor a Rescued Bulldog

Tornado Alley Bulldog Rescue

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Our rescue is completely made up of volunteers, so all of our donations go directly to our vet bills for these adorable bulldogs in need. They often come in very neglected and needing so much care and TLC. Our amazing donors are what keep us able to continue to help!

Unspoken Smiles Fellowship

Unspoken Smiles Foundation

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Pays for an Unspoken Smiles Fellow for one year.

A Friend of the Forest

National Forest Foundation

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Your gift will help care for America's National Forests – treasured 193 million acres of remarkable beauty, clear streams, majestic mountains, open valleys, and so much more. Your support will also help ensure all Americans have an opportunity to connect with these lands and experience the amazing gifts they offer. Let's protect our public lands together.

Screening for Underserved Women

Breast Cancer Alliance

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For the price of your gift, an institution providing patient navigation or free screening will enable a woman with limited financial means to get the critical, and potentially life-saving mammomgram she needs. When caught early, breast cancer has a survival rate of 90%. Your gift helps to maintain, if not improve, those statistics!

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Support the Magic of Health

American Friends Of Jordan River Village

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Your donation will enable the Village to stock all needed medication & equipment at 1 session of sick campers at the Village.

Empower a Girl for a Day

Girls in the Game

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Our After School programs creates a safe space for girls each week. With consistent coaches, girls practice both new and familiar sports like rugby, dance, lacrosse, soccer, basketball and more along with health and leadership topics vital to their well-being. A gift of just $10 sends her to a day of After School programming!

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Help sponsor a Big Brother or Sister for a child traumatized by terror.

Regular price $40.00

Your donation will help us work with composers, choreographers and dancers to create an original piece just for a child. This gift will be performed in-person for maximum impact. The reflections of a child, finding herself, her voice through music and dance is something we will do again, with your support.