|NASHVILLE - Nashville Dancin' will raise money and awareness for three local charities: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and PENCIL Foundation every Thursday 5 p.m. June 13 through Aug. 1 at Nashville’s Riverfront Park.
Volunteers will be stationed at the events to collect donations and answer questions about their work throughout Nashville Dancin’s eight-week run. Fans will also have access to custom-made Nashville Dancin’ T-shirts designed by local artists Sheila B and Ryan McCauley. All profits from T-shirt sales will support the three charities, along with proceeds from a silent auction showcasing original pieces of artwork by Sheila B and Ryan McCauley.
Donations to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will assist others improve their lives through literacy and education by supporting initiatives aimed at helping both adults and youths improve basic literacy skills including learning to read and speak English.
Donations made to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will support hundreds of specialty programs such as Pediatric Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics that provide care for children suffering from broken bones to protracted illnesses.
Funds for the PENCIL Foundation will support the LP PENCIL Box, which distributes free school supplies for economically disadvantaged students in Metro Nashville’s public schools.