The Book It 5K is back for its ninth year!!  As we begin planning for our 2019 race, we want to thank you for supporting the Book It 5K. This year’s race will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 21, at Church of the Holy Communion. 
Since 2010, Church of the Holy Communion has hosted the race to support some of the neediest and deserving Memphis kids through the Emmanuel Center and Books from Birth.
 
Last year, we took a detour around the church’s construction project and hosted the Book It (O)K with a party and a picnic. Through the generosity of our sponsors and supporters, we raised $26,800 for the charities. This year’s race will also benefit these two wonderful organizations.
We hope you will continue your sponsorship and consider increasing it to help the “Book It 5K” continue to grow.
The Emmanuel Center, founded in 1989, serves the 38126 ZIP code, one of the most impoverished in the country, with after-school programs that include tutoring. Its mission is to empower at-risk children, youth and adults through ministries designed to help lift them out of poverty. Books from Birth, now part of Porter Leath, is affiliated with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and provides a free book every month to children under 5 in Shelby County. More than 36,000 children are currently enrolled. Its vision:  For our children, open a book, open a mind, open the door to success.
 

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