Erin Gruwell Speaks at Power of the Purse Luncheon

The Women of the Purse Luncheon was held today. The luncheon was hosted by the Women's Leadership Council (WLC) of the North Texas Area United Way, and the proceeds went to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

The guest speaker was Erin Gruwell. Gruwell is an educator and best-selling author whose story has been shown on the silver screen. The film "Freedom Writers Diary" was based off a New York Times best selling book based on her story. Gruwell worked and succeeded with 150 high school students who were written off by the education system.

Gruwell and her students have appeared on numerous television shows, including Oprah, Prime Time Live with Connie Chung, The View, and Good Morning America and many more.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a program dedicated to providing free books to children between 0-5 years of age.

Those wishing to donate to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library can click here.