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206 bikes bound for Houston

Bikes For Kids volunteers, Chester Rotary and local Boy Scout troops recently loaded 206 bikes onto a truck bound for hurricane stricken, Houston, TX. The effort was in collaboration with the Chester Rotary Club. Ron Woodward, the point person of the Rotary Club, was able to connect with the Houston District Governor's office who in turn reached out to several area social service organizations who compiled lists of possible recipients. The trailer is expected to arrive mid April. Stay tuned for pictures of the distribution of the bikes.

 

Bikes for Kids is a Connecticut based organization that brings smiles to children one bike at a time. Our volunteers collect, repair and safety test donated used bicycles. The refurbished bicycles along with new helmets are given away to individuals of all ages and needs. Most donated bicycles remain in Connecticut, but some have reached children in other states and countries. More than 1,000 bicycles are given away annually. Requests for bicycles come from individuals, local and state social service organizations, churches, school counselors, non-profits, and many civic minded groups.

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Thank you so much for the bike you gave me. I will have a fun summer now that I have a beautiful bike to ride!
— Christopher (age 11)
 
 
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