As the Two Men and a Truck semis rolled into the Family & Children’s Services central office parking lot Monday, December 16, there was a buzz of excitement in the air. Dozens of case workers, Family & Children’s staff and supporters packed the area to watch as hundreds of bikes were unloaded off the trucks.
Thanks to the generosity of two men, Jason Whorton and Tommy Chavez, the fifth anniversary of Bikes for Tykes was the biggest give yet. The first year of Bikes for Tykes netted Family & Children’s Services 25 bikes for our clients. This year, 200 bikes and helmets were handed out for Christmas.
“Giving children hope and happiness this holiday season is a gift in itself,” said Susan McCalman, Director of Development. “Giving new bikes and helmets on this scale takes your breath away.”
As Bikes for Tykes rolls on and we wish to thank Bikes for Tykes co-founders Jason Whorton and Tommy Chavez, Christina Treat and the guys who did the heavy lifting (literally) Two Men and a Truck.