Boise Bicycle Project to give away 300 bicycles to deserving children for Christmas
For the sixth year in a row, the Boise Bicycle Project will be giving away some 300 bikes to children on Saturday, Dec. 22, at the BBP headquarters, 1027 Lusk St, Boise.
Letters have gone out to area schools and charitable organizations and the kids for this year’s giveaway have been registered. Volunteers are now working every day until the 22nd to get the recycled bikes ready for 100s of deserving children.
"Each year we do the Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway, and it is ton of work for our staff and our volunteers, but we have witnessed the incredible end result- 100s of smiling faces, bright futures, and tears in our eyes," said executive director Jimmy Hallyburton. "For many of these kids, it will be their very first bike, and we know from our own experiences the life changing effects a bicycle can bring. It's more than just a toy, it's a tool that expands your world, opens doors, and brings empowerment into your life,”
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, kids and their families will be collecting their bicycles and brand new helmets. Whole Foods will be serving soup, hot chocolate, and coffee to make sure the families not only get a bicycle but enjoy a meal for the entire family.