We Run and Write for a Cause
The Book Tree represents a passion for reading and the hope for worldwide literacy. We collect new and gently used children's and adult books each year to donate to a local school or a national literacy organization.
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This year's official literacy sponsor is Greenville Literacy Association located in Greenville, SC. Their vision is to educate, enrich, and empower. Their mission is "to enrich our community by increasing the literacy and employability of our citizens." They offer GED prep classes, ESL classes, and private tutoring.
The books we collect this year will be donated to GLA for their upcoming "The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale" or they may choose to donate them to families they serve.
In addition to donating books, we will also accept online monetary donations on their behalf. When you register to run the race, you'll be prompted to make a donation, completely voluntary, of course. You can also donate directly on their website via PayPal or JustGive.org.
"Bringing Literature Closer to Readers"