Bicycles for Children

About Us: The Bicycles for Children not-for-profit, Corona based organization was founded in 2012 with the goal of donating 155 bicycles to impoverished children in the Corona-Norco Unified School District.   Each elementary school in the district was asked to select five needy, but deserving children from their school.  Through fundraising, being involved with community events, and private and business donations, we were able to exceed our goal, and we purchased, assembled, and donated 196 bicycles and helmets.  Teachers and school employees from each school picked up the bicycles and helmets and delivered them to the students before Christmas Day.  Due to the overwhelming success of the program, we have continued the program and we have been able to donate 4700 bicycles and helmets in 6 years. In addition to providing bicycles to elementary schools in the CNUSD, we provide bicycles to impoverished elementary school age children in the Alvord, Colton, Hemet, Jurupa, Lake Elsinore, Palm Springs and Lake Elsinore and Riverside Unified School Districts.   This year, over 250 volunteers showed up to El Cerrito Middle School on December 15th to help assemble 760 bicycles.  Those bicycles were then delivered by teachers and other school employees. The Bicycles for Children program was established to serve three purposes:  provide bicycles to needy and deserving children;  instill a deeper home/school connection for the bicycle recipients, and provide junior high and high schools students with opportunities to complete their work experience requirements by helping to coordinate the efforts, and assembling the bicycles. Program Coordinator: John White,  jwhite@cnusd.k12.ca.us, or  (951) 378-4635.

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