#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on Dec 1, 2020. This #GivingTuesday, give the GIFT that keeps on
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on Dec 1, 2020.
This #GivingTuesday, give the GIFT that keeps on giving.
Our MISSION is:
“To help children in low-income areas become healthy and literate.”
2020 continues to be a challenging year for us all but, like many of us, we keep pushing through. This year hasn’t stopped us, we’ve found solutions to continue our mission and even think about expansion in the years ahead.
Our GOAL is to raise $5,000 this #GivingTuesday! We have had some very generous donors pledge $2,500 in matching funds. That means, we just need to raise $2,500 and your donation will be doubled. CAN YOU HELP US GET THERE?
Donations can be made online at: www.rideforreading.org/donate, by clicking the button below or by check (mail to: Ride for Reading, 1515 Elm Hill Pike Suite 107, Nashville, TN 37211). Every dollar donated for #GivingTuesday will directly support the Ride for Reading program.
Click below to make a difference with your donation to Ride for Reading!
Want to make a bigger impact with your donation?
Click this LINK to donate to our fundraiser on Facebook and help raise money for Ride for Reading! After you make a donation, share it with your followers, friends & family and encourage them to make a donation of any amount to Ride for Reading.
- Print this #UNSELFIE template, take a photo or film a quick video sharing why you donate, support and/or volunteer with Ride for Reading.
- Upload & share on your personal social media pages anytime between now and December 1, 2020, upload to our Dropbox by clicking below or send directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. *Don’t forget to use the following hashtags – #UNselfie #GivingTuesday #rideforreading.
Thank you to everyone that has generously supported Ride for Reading’s mission to promote literacy & healthy-living in low-income communities over the last 12 years!
(Tuesday) 12:00 am - 11:55 pm CST
Ride for Reading will be partnering with One Generation Away, Plaza Mariachi Music City, Hispanic Family Foundation & many others on Saturday, December 5, 2020 for their
Ride for Reading will be partnering with One Generation Away, Plaza Mariachi Music City, Hispanic Family Foundation & many others on Saturday, December 5, 2020 for their Hope for the Holidays Food/Book/Toy Drive.
LOCATION: Plaza Mariachi (3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211)
We are looking for a few Volunteers from 7:00am-11:30am to help distribute Elementary and Middle/High School books, toys, food & supplies to children in vehicles and spread Holiday cheer before the Holidays (wear your Holiday colors, Santa hats, etc.)! The official Food Distribution will start at 9:00am and we want to to ensure a smooth flow of events so we will distribute out books before that begins. BONUS: children/families get to READ while they wait in line! Additionally, FREE breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers.
Sign up to VOLUNTEER below:
Here are more details on the Food Distribution from One Generation Away:
DRIVE THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION
- ALL OCCUPANTS ARE ASKED TO REMAIN IN VEHICLE.
- HAVE TRUNKS OPEN AND SPACE CLEARED FOR FOOD.
- IF YOU NORMALLY VOLUNTEER + RECEIVE FOOD, WE ASK YOU TO REMAIN IN YOUR CAR TO RECEIVE FOOD AND NOT VOLUNTEER AT THIS TIME.
- DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME ONLY ONE CART PER CAR.
- WE THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
15,000-25,000 lbs. of food will be dropped off in a parking lot, where volunteers will be waiting to sort and distribute it all to our neighbors in need. We pride ourselves on providing fresh and healthy foods, as well as things that are easily prepared and cooked. We do not ask questions or have requirements for people who can receive food.
Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis.
(Saturday) 7:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Plaza Mariachi Music City
3955 Nolensville Pike
Sign up to volunteer for our December Book Delivery with Warner Arts Elementary on Tuesday, December 15th for their Holiday Drive-thru event being held from 4:00pm-5:30pm in partnership with Turnip
Sign up to volunteer for our December Book Delivery with Warner Arts Elementary on Tuesday, December 15th for their Holiday Drive-thru event being held from 4:00pm-5:30pm in partnership with Turnip Green Creative Reuse, the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy and Tulip Street Foundation.
Ride for Reading’s mission is to promote literacy and healthy-living to children in low-income communities. Since 2008, we have mobilized over 20,000 volunteers to deliver over 500,000 books to over 300 schools in over 50 cities across the U.S. Founded here locally in Nashville, we host 8-9 book deliveries during the school year, to Title 1 schools. Additionally, we partner with Community Centers and Summer School programs and other Literacy Partners during the summer and winter months to deliver books. Ride for Reading believes that education is not only found within the four walls of a school building, but within the pages of a book you can go anywhere, see anything, and experience everything. Every child deserves that despite economic status.
Click HERE for a Ride for Reading book delivery promo video.
Volunteers are the core of our mission and we couldn’t do what we do without the help of the community! We are in the need of volunteers on an ongoing basis to join us on our book deliveries/distributions to deliver 700-1,000+ books to children, repair bikes and read to children! The book delivery consists of volunteers gathering at the School or a Meet-up location to load up books in backpacks, trailers, etc. and riding bikes together as a group (parade-style) to the School or Community Center. We will share with the children/families the importance of literacy with resources to help encourage more reading as a family and healthy-living through activities like cycling, walking, etc.
We are excited to share the love of reading & healthy-initiatives with these children. We promise, you will never forget the experience of children/families excited to see people from their community handing them books and teaching them more about staying active.
Thank you all for volunteering your time with Ride for Reading!
(Tuesday) 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Warner Arts Magnet Elementary
626 Russell St