Bikes for Kids Receives Non-Profit of the Year Award for 2015
The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Bikes for Kids as the 2015 Non-Profit Organization. The award was presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. The award was accepted by Dave Fowler, President of Bikes for Kids. This award is presented to the organization which has had a major impact on the lives of individuals within the last year. Founded in 1989, Bikes for Kids has given away more than 18,000 bikes. During the past year, Bikes for Kids has had an impact on more than 1400 individuals in need by giving away refurbished bikes and new helmets.
Ninety percent of donated bikes are given to young people living right here in Connecticut. The organization is contacted by churches, schools, local and state social service agencies and individuals who have identified people in need and the bikes are distributed.
BFK’s generosity enables people to play, get to work and school and have a better chance at finding employment. They enable individuals to step up, be social and build their self esteem. Bikes For Kids prides itself on supplying bikes to those in need and putting smiles on the faces of individuals one bike at a time.