September 22, 2011 1 Comment
Bike Angels Making Holiday Wishes Come True!
Every year the Burbank Salvation Army solicits donations from the community to help local families. “When families come in to fill out the Angel Tree tags, they usually include what the kids need, like socks, shoes and other clothing,” said Salvation Army Lt. Kari Rudd. “But what the kids want is a bicycle — it’s the tree topper of all toys.”
Bike Angels, a volunteer group of city employees and local residents from Burbank, is looking for donations and volunteers for this upcoming holiday season. The group refurbishes donated bicycles to “store-bought” condition and gifts them to kids in the community through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. Organizations currently involved include: Los Angeles Bicycle Kitchen, Burbank Fire Fighters Association 778, and the Burbank Police Department.
Bike Angels is looking for donations of old children’s bikes and/or volunteering at one of their four bike repair parties each month and doing some dirty work! With the great turnout last year, the program is hoping to build upon that success and expand their reach. Read more of this post