The Junior League of Knoxville is an organization of 800 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Read20 Book Patrol
JLK 2014-15 President, Suzanne Higgs, and TN First Lady, Crissy Haslam
Read20 Book Patrol thanks you for the children's book donations!
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Read20 Book Patrol! We collected over 500 books for the Knoxville Police Department to give to children in need. First Lady Crissy Haslam & Knoxville Police Officers, including Police Chief David Rausch and Deputy Chief Gary Holliday, visited the Emerald Youth Foundation's Virginia Avenue Ministry Center on Tuesday, July 28 to the deliver books. Read20 Book Patrol is a project launched last summer to put more books in the hands of children.
Click here to find out more information on Crissy Haslam's initiative to partner with law enforcement across the state to encourage summer reading and build positive relationships.
This year, the Junior Leagues of Tennessee have partnered to help collect and repurpose books to support the reading program. Penguin Random House helped launch the Read20 Book Patrol and is a sponsor again this year, providing more than 4,000 books for the statewide program.