MEDIA ALERT: Journeys Partners with Can'd Aid to Build 300 Bikes for Underserved Youth in Nashville


WHAT: On Dec. 14, Journeys employees from Nashville will partner with nationally recognized nonprofit Can’d Aid to build 300 bikes to be gifted to underserved youth at Tusculum Elementary, Fall-Hamilton Elementary, and Youth Villages.


Professional mountain biker, Jeff Lenosky, will be attending a surprise donation event at Tusculum Elementary on the following day, Dec. 15. He will showcase a few bike skills and help students with basic biking instruction as the first graders receive their hand-built bikes and helmets.


This event is a part of a national partnership between Journeys and Can’d Aid this year, where Journeys hosted more than 70 regional events and employees donated 1,460 hours of employee volunteer time, 73 art kits and 1,560 skateboards to youth nationwide.


WHEN:

  • Journeys Bike Build: Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Donation (Tusculum Elementary): Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:

  • Bike Build Event: Rocketown (601 4th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37210)

  • Donation Event: Tusculum Elementary School (440 McMurray Dr, Nashville, TN 37211)

MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the bike build at Rocketown as well as the donation event at Tusculum Elementary. A representative from Journeys and Can’d Aid 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: Diana Ralston of Can’d Aid at (970) 275-5156.

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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.

About Journeys

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.