School may have been out, but reading books & riding bikes was IN! Ride for Reading had the pleasure of partnering with some amazing Community Organizations for our Summer Book Deliveries!
In July we partnered with Front Porch Ministry and The Salvation Army: Magness-Potter Center in East Nashville. 13 volunteers gathered at Von Elrods to deliver over 300 books to approximately 100 children that attend the Community Center during the Summer. Front Porch and the Salvation Army have both built many relationships with the children and families in this area and we were so excited to share the love of reading & cycling with them!
In August we partnered with Metro Parks and Recreation, McFerrin Community Center, Green Fleet Bikes, Nashville Public Library, Front Porch Ministry and a special guest appearance from The Nashville Sounds‘ “Booster“ (who rode a bike right along with us!), in East Nashville. Over 30 volunteers gathered at Green Fleet Bikes to deliver over 300 books to approximately 100 children that attend the McFerrin Community Center during the Summer. Carlos Cook, Manager, has nurtured many relationships with the children and families in this area and we were so excited to partner together and share the love of reading & cycling with them! Additionally, our very own Metro Parks Police and Metro Nashville Police Department showed their support by riding and protecting the riders! And we can’t forget our special partner, King of Pops, who generously donated popsicles for the children on those hot summer days!
THANK YOU to everyone that helped make our Summer Book Deliveries a huge success!! If you would like to join us on our upcoming deliveries, we invite you to learn more HERE! Save the dates – more details coming soon!