november, 2020

tue17nov(nov 17)3:30 pmthu19(nov 19)4:30 pmRescheduledNovember Book Delivery - Ruby Major Elementary3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (19) CST Ruby Major Elementary

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Sign up to volunteer for our November Book Delivery with Ruby Major Elementary on Tuesday, November 17th and Thursday, November 19th for their Literacy Nights from 3:30pm-4:30pm, to celebrate PICTURE BOOK MONTH!

Volunteers will meet at Ruby Major Elementary no later than 3:00pm to help set up and pass out books to children/families to vehicles. Additionally, we will be handing out food to families courtesy of Second Harvest Food Bank. We will have Ride615 Bicycle Shop & volunteers onsite to help with minor kids bike repairs and helmet fitting. Vanderbilt Brain Institute has sponsored a few brand new helmets to be given away and we will be giving away 4 kids bikes donated from Junk Drop Nashville. Music City Pet Partners will have therapy animals for petting and/or reading with (still TBD). Tennessee State Parks Conservancy and Turnip Green Creative Reuse will have several fun indoor/outdoor activities and kits for children to take home.
 
This is going to be a great way to partner with Ruby Major for their Literacy Nights and bring encouragement to children and families during this time. In the consideration of overall safety, masks will be required.
 
Click button below to sign up to Volunteer:

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!

Time

17 (Tuesday) 3:30 pm - 19 (Thursday) 4:30 pm CST

Location

Ruby Major Elementary

5141 John Hagar Road

Organizer

Ride for Reading615-378-READ
info@rideforreading.org
1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107
Nashville, TN 37210

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