Dolly Parton had a long history of giving her money for a good cause before anyone had even heard of COVID-19, let alone a vaccine. In 1988, she started the Dollywood Foundation with the initial goal of reducing dropout rates in her hometown of Sevier, Tennessee, per Billboard. She developed a buddy program in which she “gave $ 500 to every seventh and eighth graders who completed high school,” which helped reduce the dropout rate from 35% to 6%. But that’s not all!
Parton continued to focus on education and scholarships at Sevier, such as his Imagination Library program, which sends every registered student a new book every month, in honor of his father who couldn’t read. It also offers a university scholarship of $ 15,000 each year to five high school students in Sevier County. She also donated to natural disaster relief efforts and bald eagle preservation, and threw around other million dollar gifts at hospitals.
But even though she might be the closest thing we’ve got, Parton isn’t a true saint, and she spends a little on herself every now and then. Her “at least 365 wigs” – yes, you read that right – can’t be cheap, after all. Then again, if you think Parton lives like a normal celebrity in a $ 30 million resort, think again. According to Hello Magazine, Parton and her husband live in the same house in Tennessee that they bought in 1999 for $ 400,000. We take it again: she is a saint.