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