Community Cycles is sending out a thanks and a request to all for the success of the recent Great Kids Bike Giveaway and a request for filling in the gaps from the donations received from the bike give away. They are a 501c so your donations are tax deductible!
Thanks to many many volunteer and staff hours, we gave away almost 300 bikes last week. It was a blast of an event. Many families got bikes, and many kids had a great holiday gift waiting for them as a result.
We had an original goal of a suggested donation of $20 per bike, with no one being turned away for lack of funds. In the end, we raised about $3 per bike.
If you're counting bikes given away, it was a huge success. If you're counting money raised from the event, we're a little short of our goal.
If you are in a position to donate something to help us offset the cost of getting these bikes ready with new tires, new parts, and lots of love, please donate today. You can donate directly on our website, or just make a check out to Community Cycles and drop it in the mail.
If you still have end-of-year donations to make, please consider helping Community Cycles and our work.
You can see a video about the giveaway, and some of the bikes and kids in action here from a Channel 4 news story here:
Thank you, and Happy New Year!