There are about 1.5 million people just in Illinois that live below the poverty line. About 12% of the state. 543,000 of these people are children, about one third. And, there are approximately 13 million children nationwide. I am guessing that one half to three quarters of these kids could use a new bike if not all of them! Yes, there are lots of opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children right here at home.
Your contribution will help give children hope and encouragement. Also build self-esteem, give them pride of ownership, and promote a healthy lifestyle through exercise. And let's not forget helping children get to school, make it to after school activities and mentor programs. And for older kids, maybe their first job! Even the smallest donation can help monumentally!
If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your donation to:
New bikes for kids 1138 Litchfield LN Barlett, IL 60103
New Bikes for Kids is a non-profit 501c3 organization FIN # is: 26-2986036. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.