Ride for Reading closed out the year's delivery schedule by delivering over 800 books to over 400 children at Nashville's Whitsitt Elementary School in November. The volunteers, on their bikes, braved the rain and cooler temps to put an exclamation point on this year!
Ride for Reading's October Nashville delivery to Buena Vista School featured a pro cyclist, a chicken, and a number of volunteers dressed as their favorite children's book character. We delivered to over 300 children at the North Nashville school.
Over at Smith and Lentz Brewing in East Nashville, a Pintwood Derby was held with proceeds going to our friends at Book'em. Mostly Tomatos' children's books "Bookshelf" car took home Best in Show and a Smith & Lentz glass boot trophy!
Mostly Tomatos rolled into another school year with another Ride for Reading delivery. This first one of the year on a hot, Nashville afternoon, saw nearly 50 volunteers deliver 700 books to the kids at Cockrill Elementary School in the Nations area of Nashville.
From our friends at Book'em: "So much more than an online bookseller, @mostlytomatos works tirelessly to enrich our community through philanthropic donations and distributions of books. This year, Book’em received nearly 20,000 books from Mostly Tomatos alone!
What a wonderful feeling it was to pedal into the parking lot of Glengarry Elementary School to the cheers and high fives from the students, teachers and administrators during Sept. 16's Ride for Reading bicycle book delivery. We are truly honored to donate books to this organization and grateful to take part in the awesome rides.
Mostly Tomatos again sponsored and partnered with the United Way of Greater Atlanta in conjunction with the Early Literacy Celebration by donating 1,500 Pre-K books, which put two-three brand new books in the hands of 450 children to increase their learning at home. Mostly Tomatos also provided 20-25 new books to the 20 Pre-K classes to help them increase enrichment in their classrooms.
At the footsteps of the historic DeKalb County Courthouse is where Mostly Tomatos spent their 2016 Labor Day weekend. We were there to participate in the ninth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Ga. It was awesome to feel much energy to promote reading and literacy.
Labor Day weekend means one thing around the Mostly Tomatos household – it's time to visit Hotlanta for the Decatur Book Festival. We will be in historic Decatur, Ga., for the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. The event brings in world-class authors and thousands of patrons to the annual Labor Day weekend event. There are book signings, author readings, panel discussions, interactive children's area, live music, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing, workshops, parades and US!