december, 2020

tue15dec3:30 pm5:30 pmRescheduledWarner Arts Elementary Holiday Drive-Thru3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST Warner Arts Magnet Elementary

Book Delivery Event


Event Details

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. 

Volunteers will meet at Warner Arts Magnet Elementary no later than 3:30pm to help set up and pass out books, bookmarks and other tips and resources to children/families to vehicles to continue reading and staying active over the Winter break. Tennessee State Parks Conservancy and Turnip Green Creative Reuse will have several fun indoor/outdoor winter activity kits for children to create at home and Tulip Street Foundation will be passing out backpacks filled with food for children/families to take home. 
This is going to be a great way to partner with Warner Arts Magnet Elementary and other great partner organizations and bring encouragement and cheer to children and families for the Holiday. In the consideration of overall safety, masks and social distancing 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!


(Tuesday) 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST


Warner Arts Magnet Elementary

626 Russell St