WHAT: On Oct. 14, Journeys employees from Nashville will partner with nationally recognized nonprofit Can’d Aid to build skateboards to be gifted to underserved youth during a donation event with Youth Villages following the build.
Through October, Journey’s employees nationwide will partner with Can’d Aid in their own events to benefit healthy habits of youth in their communities. More than 70 Journeys regional teams will build and donate more than 2,000 skateboards this month.
The Nashville event will benefit local youth via nonprofit Youth Villages, which provides help for tens of thousands of children and young people who face a wide range of emotional, mental and behavioral problems.
WHEN: Thursday Oct. 14: Skateboard Build at 2 p.m. and Donation Event at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Rocketown (601 4th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37210)
MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend skateboard build and donation event. A representative from Journeys will be available for interviews.
WHY: Children average 7 hours of screen time per day and only 1 in 5 gets the daily recommended 30 minutes of active play a day. Through its Treads + Trails program, Can’d Aid helps combat these troubling statistics. Can’d Aid has donated more than 2,000 bikes and skateboards nationally to students in the past year. 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 across the country. To donate, join the do-goodery or find out more, please visit candaid.org.
CONTACT: Call or text to set up an interview: Bailey Saunders (Journeys) at 615-689-1208
About Can’d Aid
Can’d Aid is a nationally recognized nonprofit that rallies volunteers from all walks of life to build thriving communities. Through their unique integrated approach, they distribute water, increase access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protect and restore the environment. Since inception in 2013, more than 2 million cans of water have been distributed, over 6,700 skateboards and bikes have been built for underprivileged youth, more than 2,500 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 73 million aluminum cans have been recycled. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit candaid.org.
Journeys is a teen retail leader with an emphasis on footwear and unique specialty items including apparel, backpacks, hats and accessories. With more than 840 stores in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico and Canada, Journeys offers the most popular brands that cater to the teen lifestyle such as Converse, Vans, adidas, Timberland, Dr. Martens and UGG. Through strategic artistic partnerships, event sponsorships, exclusive content, creative collaborations with musicians and a focus on giving back to the community through charitable events and volunteer programs – Journeys has become more than just a retailer, but a universal part of teen and youth culture. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Journeys is a division of Genesco Inc.