Our Wheels for Kids elves have been busy fixing and shining up bikes. The delivery team’s sleigh has made several trips making lives merry and bright. Fortunately, both the elves and the sleigh are available many months of the year!
Last May before the elves took some time off to recuperate, they delivered 4 bikes to Refugee Focus (picture attached) and Literacy Connects. Our contact at Refugee Focus, Mukadesa, greeted us with a hug and ‘God Bless you’ as she always does. Solomon, a new client had recently secured employment and was in need of a bike, so the timing was perfect. Literacy Connects’ Reading Seed program works with local elementary schools to improve reading skills and was planning on raffling off the bikes at their year-end celebration!
As the fall kicked off, more of the elves returned and the workshop buzz began. Ernie (Elf-in-Charge) hosted a tune-up clinic in November and many elves gathered for a Pod Party in December. We had one delivery in October, 33 in November and 29 (so far) in December! Those organizations included International Rescue Committee, More Than a Bed, Impact of Southern Arizona, Casa de los Ninos, GAP Ministries, Gospel Rescue Mission, Perimeter Bicycling, Ronald McDonald House Catholic Community Services and KVOA’s Season 4 Hope (Toys for Tots)! Wherever the sleigh landed, the delivery team was greeted with smiles and in several cases, hugs.
No matter the time of year, Wheels for Kids brings good tidings and cheer.