On Saturday, October 12, TWR partnered with Landmark Medical and 60 volunteers at McKinley Children’s Center in San Dimas, CA to build 100 new bikes. The excitement level was off the charts, as many of the children were learning to ride bikes for the very first time! Equally as excited were the volunteers, who were extremely energetic and more than willing to lend a helping hand. It was definitely a joyous day with fun in the sun – complete with pizza and Hubert’s lemonade.
Our Build-A-Bike program provides youth who are preparing to transition out of the foster care and the children who need a little normalcy to their life. Because most of those that “age out” of the system will have no means of transportation, having a bike could make the biggest difference in getting to and from a job, school and performing basic daily errands. We also love providing bikes to children who are riding for the first time because we remember how important it was to us when we received our first bike.
TWR thanks Landmark Medical for their continued support and contributions to setting up their communities’ youth for success when they transition out of the system and enter society. It’s sponsors like them that help make Together We Rise’s efforts reach more and more Foster children!