Greene LEAF, the foundation for Greene County Schools and Greene County Imagination Library will jointly host a “NO RUN, Run” to raise dollars and awareness of literacy programs in Greene County. All funds raised will go to the purchase of books for the Greene County Imagination Library Program and the Greene County Magic School Bus program.
The virtual “NO RUN, Run” for Literacy will provide an opportunity for individuals and companies in the community to support these vital literacy programs.
“Runners” will experience the fun of a run – the exciting finish, a race number, a commemorative t-shirt, all while supporting a good cause – and all without breaking a sweat because it is a “NO RUN” Run.
Participants will compete for top finishers’ prizes by earning points during the event for activities such as raising dollars, sharing and reading a book to yourself or a child and posting a photo, and simply for registering for the event.
Greene County Imagination Library and Greene LEAF provide books and learning materials to Greene County children from birth through high school.
To sign up for the event, visit the Greene LEAF website at www.greeneleaf.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. Forms may also be picked up at 128 S. Main Street, Ste. 211. Registration fee is $30 to participate. However, sponsorships are available and donations are accepted. Those who register early will have more time to earn prize points.
The “NO RUN, Run” competition will officially start on February 20 and end on February 25. Winners will be announced live on facebook on Saturday, February 25.
The founding members of Greene LEAF are concerned citizens who have come together to form a nonprofit organization. The purpose of the organization is to assist the Greene County School System’s teachers, staff and students with projects and needs above and beyond what tax revenues can provide. The Greene LEAF Board has set out three primary goals for the next three years – supporting literacy programs, providing support to increase student access to technology in and out of the classroom and supporting arts education.
The Greene County Imagination Library partners with the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation to build a foundation for reading and learning through books for Tennessee’s children. All children from birth to age five are eligible to receive books at no cost to families. Providing books in the home is a unique opportunity for family engagement vocabulary and reading skills development.