Lancaster County First Steps Partnership leads the effort of our community to see that all children are ready to be successful in school. Our organization, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, serves children from birth to 5 years of age. We are fortunate to have the help of many committed individuals and business partners, along with an energetic, enthusiastic staff and a supportive group of board members, contributors and community volunteers.
South Carolina First Steps was formed in 1999 as a comprehensive, results-oriented statewide education
initiative to help children succeed in school and in life. First Steps works to ensure that children get the
stimulation they need during the most critical period of brain development. Public and private support are
combined through county partnerships, enabling communities to address the unmet needs of young children and
their families. The 46 South Carolina counties have each formed a local partnership to best serve the needs
of their individual communities.



What is Give Local Lancaster?

Give Local Lancaster is a 24-hour on-line giving event scheduled for May 2, 2017. Lancaster County First Steps is proud to be one of the 41 area non-profits participating in Give Local Lancaster.

This year, you support will benefit our Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Initiative. We are the local sponsor of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides free age-appropriate books to children age birth to 5 years. While we served 1200 children this past fiscal year, there are 5773 children in Lancaster Co. eligible for Dolly

 The seeds of dreams are often found in books and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.

We hope you’ll agree to become a champion of this First Steps Initiative in Lancaster County. You will be amazed at the impact this simple gift can have on the lives of children and their families.


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