Our Charitable Partner:
Ride for Reading
Mission: To help children in low-income areas become healthy and literate
Vision: A World Where Every Child is Healthy and Literate
Research Shows that only 1 in 300 children in poverty have age-appropriate books – it is our drive, our cause, to end that cycle.
Ride for Reading is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works to promote literacy and healthy-living by collecting, then donating age-appropriate books via bicycle to children at Title 1 Schools or Community Centers in low-income communities, educating them on the importance of literacy, and a healthy-lifestyle, engaging the local community, cycling scene, teachers and members of the education system.
Since 2008, Ride for Reading has donated over 500,000 books, mobilized over 15,000 volunteers, and visited over 300 schools in over 50 cities nationwide. We believe that education is not only found within the four walls of a school building. Within the pages of a book, you can go anywhere, see anything, and experience everything. Every child deserves that despite economic status.
To learn more about Ride for Reading and our Volunteer Opportunities, visit our website at: www.rideforreading.org.
Your Host: Rhizome Productions
Rhizome Productions is an event production company based in Nashville, Tennessee. We conceive and produce craft beer, spirits, and food events. Additionally, we work with various groups and municipalities to develop and execute unique experiences with a focus on education and passion for community.
Leveraging our ties to the culinary, brewing, and hospitality industries, we bring aficionados closer to the masters of their craft. Our calendar features 16+ events per year in cities across the Southeast, including Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, New Orleans, and beyond.
All Rhizome productions are mutually beneficial, and since 2011 we have raised over $800,000 for local charities.