Boise Bicycle Project in Emergency Mode; Needs 200 More Bikes for Christmas
If there's one thing we know about our listeners, it's that you guys have enormous hearts. Some of you would love to donate cash to help us put together a little hand up for the holidays for over 70 families, but might not be able to because money is tight for your own family.
Our friends at the Boise Bicycle Project have another way you can help make a difference and it's as simple as cleaning up the bike that your child has out grown. Every year, BBP does a holiday kids bike giveaway for kids ages 4-11. They meet these little ones who dream of having their own bike through their schools, local non-profit organizations and social workers. Their families aren't in a position to give them one of the most memorable Christmas gifts a child could receive and BBP makes it happen thanks to support from all over the Treasure Valley.
On average, they provide 550 kids with a bike during the holiday season but this year they had more requests than they can currently fill and do not want to let those kids down. They need 200 more bikes to fulfill all of these bicycle dreams. If you're unable to help financially, here are some non-monetary ways you can help BBP's holiday kids bike giveaway.
Donate a Bike
If you have a bike in good condition that your family is no longer able to use or bicycle parts to help BBP build new bikes, drop them off at the Boise Bicycle Project Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. or Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. If those time don't work, e-mail Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements.
Pick Up Bikes
Some people have bikes, but can't make it to drop them off. You can volunteer your time to swing by, load up your truck, SUV or passenger car with a bike and bring it to BBP. Sam's your guy if that's how you wish to contribute to the project. You can do that by e-mailing him at email@example.com
Warm Clothes Donation
Quite a few requests for dream bikes come from families who are new to the United States and have never experienced an Idaho winter. If you can't donate a bike but have gently used items like hats, scarves, mittens, socks, sweaters, coats and kids' boots, BBP will take them off your hands to get to these families. You can drop them off during shop hours or at Answer Charter School during school hours.
If you are inclined to donate financially BBP has details on how to do that by clicking HERE.