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 books to donate to the local Rabun County School system.
In addition to donating books, we donate a portion of the proceeds to Ferst Readers, an organization with local influence across much of the southeast.
"Bringing Literature Closer to Readers"
2019 Literacy Partners:
Rabun County Schools (GA)
Ferst Readers (GA)
Rabun County Schools in northwest Georgia consists of one primary school, one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Their vision is, "We will educate every child for success in life."
Ferst Readers was founded in 1999 to address the growing problem of children entering school without the basic literacy skills necessary for school readiness. They empower families and communities to start school with strong literacy skills.
2018 Literacy Partner:
Burke County Literacy Council (NC)
We collected just over 200 books! These books will be placed in doctor's offices, pediatrician offices, and the waiting rooms of Health Department and Social Services buildings as well as in the homes of lower-income families.
2017 Literacy Partner:
McDowell County School System (NC)
We collected 21 books, including an original signed author copy of one book and $50 in donations.
2016 Literacy Partner:
Greenville Literacy Association (SC)
Their mission is "to enrich our community by increasing the literacy and employability of our citizens." The books we collected were donated to GLA for local families and also for their annual "The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale".