A Bike can change a life! We have seen it.
Bikes help youth in foster care by building confidence, encouraging exercise and creating independence. Learning to ride a bike is an important skill for youth in foster care as many may rely on bicycles as transportation to school or work during their teens and young adulthood.
Many kids will age out of the foster care system. Owning a bike could be invaluable to help them take control of their own future.
This is our third year donating bikes to kids in foster care with Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services an accredited non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of abused children since 1994. The past two years with help of many generous donors we were able to donate 61 bikes per year accompanied by helmets and locks. It was an incredible experience working together with the staff of Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services and volunteers.
After the bikes were delivered many of the social workers who delivered the bikes to their children shared beautiful stories about giving the gifts and what they meant to the children and themselves. Until we began the bike drive/build most of the social workers had never experienced an event like this or had an opportunity to gift a child with such an amazing gift. The said they felt like they were the ones who were receiving the gift. Bikes have been gifted to various ages including young children learning to ride for the first time as well as teens who had been walking to work and now had their travel time cut in half by being able to bike rather than walk to work. One story from last year was about a young child who had outgrown his old bike. Upon receiving his new bike he asked his social worker to donate the old bike to another child. This story is incredible in itself. After hearing these stories we knew without a doubt we needed to do this again and again.
Any donations would be appreciated.
Thank you for your support!
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- Mark Lopez
- Karla Duque
- Henry & Nicole Spennato
- Michael Holcomb
San Dimas, CA
Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.