In the Twin Cities, help the the Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) program. Put more smiles on children’s faces by volunteering to clean, prep, or wrench some of the 5,000 plus bicycles collected this year. All bicycles collected are being stored and repaired at their warehouse in New Hope, MN. With the distribution starting on Saturday, December 8th, your help is needed make sure these bikes are ready.
Help Free Bikes 4 Kidz put more smile on kids faces
Now through Friday, December 8th – 7 days a week – several daily shifts will be available to volunteer at. If you have extra time, please use the FB4K’s registration system to sign up for a shift you are willing to help out at. They need volunteers of all skill levels to clean and fix bicycles, no experience necessary!
Their New Hope location will serve as the FB4K bike warehouse, prep and distribution center this year. This warehouse is where volunteers will clean, refurbish, and give a final quality control check to each bike donated. Volunteer on your own or line up a large group. FB4K will be open seven days a week to fit your schedule. Questions? You can email their Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected]. she can help schedule you and your group.
About Free Bikes 4 Kidz
FB4K is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride lead a happier lifestyle. To this date, over 37,000 lives have been changed with this bike program. The public donates gently used bicycles. Then, they organize thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them before they are given away to kids in need. So really, FB4K helps kids smile!
In 2008 they gave away 300 bikes. Last year it was 5,500 bikes and what about this year? Again over 5,500 bikes were collected. In the last eight years there have been over 35,000 bikes that have rolled through their giveaways. What does FB4K have to say about that? They claim they are not done yet. Their future sights are set on other locations throughout the U.S. and the world.
Every year 25 million bikes are sold in the U.S. with one-third of those bikes are 20” wheel-size or smaller. Since kids grow like weeds. Because of this, over 8 million bikes are virtually outgrown each year, giving them an endless supply, while making our environment more sustainable.
The Generous Sponsors of FB4K
Though the generosity of key partners like Allina Health, QBP, Penn Cycle, Park Tool, and Nice Ride MN, FB4K has gone far. However, they still need your support in building the foundation and to help every kid ride into a more memorable childhood. Why volunteer, why not?
So do your part making kids smile, volunteer today at: http://fb4k.org/.