Turning Bikes Into Smiles

This year we partnered with 9 local churches to provide bikes for 5th graders from Field, East, and Centennial Elementary Schools. We provided about half the bikes for the students from Field since we know many of them through our weekly tutoring.

I was able to meet some of the kids who received the bikes, and their smiles really told the story. They were incredibly appreciative and excited! Many thanks to those who volunteered at the event or donated bikes!

The kids earned their bike by showing respect, attendance, and good grades throughout the year. I heard from the principal that over 90% of the students from Field were able to meet the goals. They got to pick out a bike, volunteers helped to get the best fit and made sure they knew how to switch gears, and they received a helmet and lock to complete the set.

This was a fantastic way to fulfill Jesus’ words in Matthew 19:14 – “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’”

Thank you once again for making an impact on our community and helping these children know that they are loved by their community!