Bike Distribution – Plenty of smiles in the rain

Mother Nature didn’t cooperate. But that didn’t matter to over 60 kids and adults who stopped by to pick out their “new” bike. In fact, not only did they brave the cold and rainy weather, but they smiled so big it provided the volunteers the warmth and sunshine where it really mattered. Big thanks to our growing volunteer base – these bike give-aways could never happen without so many involved in the bike repair, kids activities, and logistics. New this year was a professional video crew who was on-site to get footage for our upcoming video series (stay tuned!)....

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3rd Annual Love INC Bike Give-away scheduled for 4/21/12

On Saturday, April 21st, we will be giving away over 90 bikes to Love INC’s kids and adults. This will be our 3rd annual event with Love INC and look forward to the many smiles as everyone joins in on the fun!

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Boy Scouts Troop 337 bike drive deliver 150 bikes!

When Kyle Simon came to us in August to see if we’d sponsor and help him coordinate his Eagle Scout project, we were more than happy to assist. Any opportunity to get connected to the youth in our community is a good interaction. We started with defining goals and process – which at the time we thought was a fairly aggressive number at 50. But with the dedication and commitment of a single high school teenager, the support of his parents, and the hands of his Boys Scout Troop 337, they canvassed 7 neighborhoods in mid-October, delivering over 1,100 flyers to homes to promote the...

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Bike Giveaway Update

Thank you so much to everyone that helped to make the Bike Giveaway event on Saturday, May 21st a success. Thank you for getting the word out, donating bikes, helping repair bikes, and volunteering the day of the event! On Saturday, we distributed 80 bikes, 3 scooters, 4 tricycles, 41 locks, and 79 helmets to 39 families! (Some families had requested bikes but could not pick up that on that date.) This event would not have been possible without all your hard work and dedication! So far this year, we have already distributed over 100 bikes and have over 30 additional bikes to fix up and...

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Bike Giveaway Update

Just wanted to give a quick update as to where the biking project is with only 5 days left… We have 95 bikes fixed up and ready to go for this Saturday with 89 requests for bikes. We’ve given away 12 bikes already so we will beat our target of 100! Check back for another update...

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Thank You Valley Free Youth Group!

Thank you so much for your help on Saturday! We greatly appreciated the service you and your youth group provided to Love INC and A Better Society. Below is a breakdown of what was accomplished: – 52 bikes were inventoried and moved to the new warehouse in Chaska – 90 bikes were inventoried and organized at the Chanhassen warehouse – 25-30 bikes were stripped down for the recycle center – Both warehouses were cleaned and reorganized If you or any member of your youth group would like to help again, please let us know. We are in need of volunteers to clean and fix up...

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