Post By: C. Todd Smith
We’re helping Kiwanis Clubs this holiday season by raising money to purchase new bicycles for less fortunate children in the Orlando community. I participated in this project last year and had a great time at the bike build assembling the bikes to be donated to kids. The Bike Build takes place at the South Orlando Kiwanis Club House and is a gathering of volunteers who build 10o bikes to be given away free of charge. The club contacts local school guidance counselors and principals who help identify needy kids in the area. The bikes are then presented to the kids for Christmas.
I grew up riding my bike everyday and as a teenager loved racing BMX bikes. Getting kids on bikes is a great way to promote exercise and physical health, and of course, riding a bike is fun. If you’d like to volunteer or make a donation, see the link below. The bicycles will be assembled at the South Orlando Kiwanis’ Annual Holiday Bike Build on December 14, 2013 at 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando FL 32806. If you’d like to make a donation to help purchase a bike for a deserving child, please visit the donation page at Kiwanis Bike Build Donation Page before December 14, 2013.