(Las Vegas, NV) — In the last five years Ride for Reading has hand delivered over 110,000 books and enthusiastically delivered a message of healthy living and literacy to children of low-income neighborhoods.
Friday, the City of Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission got on board with a seven-mile bike ride from downtown to Rotary Park. The ride stopped at Vegas Verdes Elementary School where books were donated to children.
Donation boxes for new and used books are located at all city fire stations and community centers, Las Vegas City Hall and many other places.
Tina Quigley is the RTC’S General Manager and explained the goal of the ride to KXNT.
“To raise awareness for our needs here in southern Nevada in terms of education and literacy. Also, work cooperatively to engage transportation and education,” says Quigley
Ride For Reading’s mission is to promote literacy and healthy living through the distribution of books via bicycle to children from low-income neighborhoods. In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books per child is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.