WHAT: Can’d Aid and Journeys are partnering for their largest bike donation event ever in Nashville this month! More than 850 volunteers will build 1,200 bikes to be distributed to 8 Nashville schools next week.
Join us on March 22 to see how bikes are built, and on March 23 for a donation event at Jones Paideia Elementary School.
In 2021, Journeys and Can’d Aid worked together to donate more than 40,000 cans of emergency drinking water, 500 bikes and skateboards, and 650 art kits to the Nashville community. Journeys also supported Can’d Aid with its Donate at the Register program last year, making a total donation of $600,000 to support Can’d Aid’s nationwide programs.
Build and volunteer events
Monday, March 21 – 3:15 - 5:15 pm
Tuesday, March 22 – 10 -12 pm & 1:15 - 3:15 pm
Wednesday, March 23, 9:30-10:30am
Build and volunteer event - Music City Center (201 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203)
Donation event - Jones Paideia Elementary Magnet School (1800 9th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208)
MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend both the assembly event and the donation. Mario Gallione, president of Journeys, and a representative from hosting organization Can'd Aid will be available for interviews. The donation event will feature an in-person demo for the kids from a professional biker!
WHY: Can’d Aid, a nonprofit headquartered in Longmont, Colo., is a national movement gathering people from all walks of life to become a catalyst for change in their communities! Why a bike build? Children average 7 hours of screen time per day and only 1 in 5 gets the daily recommended amount of exercise. Through its Treads + Trails program, Can’d Aid helps combat these troubling statistics. At a time when our nation’s youth are experiencing extreme levels of anxiety, depression and mental health issues, Can’d Aid’s programs provide healthy and active outlets for underserved and at-risk children in Nashville and across the country. To donate, join the do-goodery or find out more, please visit candaid.org.