Riding a bike is a prized childhood experience, yet many children miss the freedom of riding a bike. Humble Sons Bike Company is on a mission to make sure all kids can have a bike.
The Bikes For Kids campaign started on the morning of Dec. 5 when K95.5 (Tulsa’s New Country Leader) launched their campaign in partnership with Humble Sons Bike Company, Youth Services of Tulsa, Sand Springs Home, Family & Children’s Services, Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army.
Just like in years past, radio personality Natalie Cash climbed a scaffolding in Drysdale’s parking lot on 71st Street and is living in, and broadcasting from, a tent at the top. She will only come down when 955 bikes are collected for Tulsa area kids.
It was a few hours later that Two Men And A Truck picked up and delivered 300 bikes and helmets to Family & Children’s Services. These bikes were donated by Academy Sports and anonymous donors. Children from F&CS’s Women in Recovery, Child Abuse and Trauma, Children’s Mental Health and Comprehensive Home-Based Services will receive the bikes just in time for Christmas.
Humble Sons have been donating bikes to F&CS children for ten years. They are supported by a network of generous individuals and businesses. To learn more, visit their website.
F&CS is incredibly grateful for the generosity of all of the donors and volunteers that help brighten children’s lives with the gift of two wheels.
About Humble Sons Bike Co.
In 2008, brother in law’s Jason Whorton and Tommy Chavez dreamt about creating a non-profit to give back to the Tulsa community they each grew up in. With a lot of work and support from their friends and family, Humble Sons Bike Co. has been putting smiles on children’s faces ever since. They started off delivering just 22 bicycles out of the backs of their own trucks to delivering more than 1,000 annually through a network of partners.
Do you remember your first bike? No one forgets the joy of receiving their first bicycle. A bike empowers a child, giving them their first taste of true independence, self-reliance, self-esteem, and helps to build the foundation of a healthy future. Unfortunately, thousands of children may never experience these joys – their lives are not favored by fortune or circumstance and a bicycle is simply a luxury their families cannot afford.