Ride for Reading delivers books to elementary school

Posted at 9:16 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 22:24:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Hundreds of books were delivered Friday to a Metro school to encourage children to read more.

Volunteers with the group Ride for Reading delivered the books Friday to Fall Hamilton Elementary by bicycle.

The local non-profit was started in 2008 by a MNPS teacher who found out many of his students didn't have books at home.

The teacher, Mathew Portell, is now the principal at Fall Hamilton Elementary.

His idea has grown to become a national campaign that has delivered more than 300,000 book across the United States.

Group officials estimate about 15,000 books were delivered Friday across 20 cities.