Bike donation for teenagers impacted by Almeda fireplace
MEDFORD, Ore.—Two native organizations are teaming up collectively to supply youngsters impacted by the fires with bikes and helmets. Rogue Valley Sturdy Child’s Bike Drive and Southern Oregon Cares for Youngsters (SOCK) are accepting each outdated and new bikes.
They’re working with a restore store to repair up any small damages outdated bikes could have. Bike donation pick-ups can be found as soon as every week and can be introduced on the Rogue Valley Strong Kid’s Bike Drive Facebook page. Co-founder of the bike drive, Christine Rio mentioned their mission is to offer child’s what they think about a childhood should have.
“We might assist enrich a toddler’s life. We do discover nice worth and significance in kids having bikes and that being aside of a childhood,” Rio mentioned.
Storage models are stuffed with bikes in Central Level, Bend and Ashland. The bikes can be given to youngsters throughout the group’s most important occasion on December 10 and 11 at Arbor Home in Expertise. Volunteers can be matching youngsters with bikes primarily based on their age and top.
The donations are being accepted at 301 East Primary avenue in Medfordfrom 10am to 5pm Monday via Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.
The homeowners of 301 East Primary avenue recieved the keys to the shop simply earlier than the Almeda fireplace occurred. They initially deliberate on turning it right into a clothes retailer known as Drip Squad Style, however as soon as the fireplace broke out they determined to show it right into a donation location.
The shop homeowners are additionally the founders of SOCK and determined to donate the shop’s stock to fireside victims. After one Fb submit calling for extra donations, their retailer was crammed.
“People have been probably not on the lookout for a brand new clothes retailer presently, they’re trying to rebuild lives so thats what we’re right here to assist with,” Chief Working Officer, SOCK program Cassandra easton mentioned.
For extra data on the bike drive go to www.rvkidsbikedrive.com.