Free Bikes 4 Kidz Kicks Off 5th Season in Detroit on Saturday, October 1

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Free Bikes 4 Kidz Kicking Off 5th Season in Detroit on Saturday, Oct. 1 with massive bike collection at local Home Depot StoresFree Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) Detroit, is once again calling on the public to donate used bicycles on Saturday, October 1 from 9am to 2pm at participating Home Depot stores in Southeast Michigan.

Since 2018, FB4K Detroit has given away over 7,300 bikes to local kids in need. Each bike includes a free, properly sized helmet.
“Bike collection day is an amazing event every year,” said Bob Barnes, FB4K Detroit, Executive Director. “Last year we collected over 2,000 bikes in 5 hours at Home Depot stores and we want to beat that this year. Everyone has fun that day – the bike donors, the Home
Depot team members and the volunteers at our warehouse unloading hundreds of bikes. We all understand the importance of a bike to a child’s physical and emotional health.”

On October 1, from 9 am to 2 pm, the community can donate used bikes at Home Depot stores across metro Detroit (specific drop off locations can be found at fb4kdetroit.org/locations). Donated bikes will then be delivered to a warehouse provided by the Piston Group at 4015 Michigan Avenue in Detroit, where they will be stored, cleaned and refurbished. Volunteers of all skill levels are needed between October 3 and December 8 for cleaning and repair. Then, just before the Christmas holidays, the bikes will be given to underresourced kids through pre-registered faith-based and community organizations, including schools, “Our collaboration with FB4K Detroit is meaningful to our company and our community,” said Piston Group Founder and Chairman Vinnie Johnson. “After all the bikes are donated, we need hundreds of volunteers over the next three months, to help get them ready. It’s a perfect opportunity for organizations or companies looking for a positive, charitable, team-building activity,” said Johnson.

Interested volunteers can go to fb4kdetroit.org to sign up for a three-hour volunteer shift. Groups can schedule a shift by emailing volunteer@fb4kdetroit.org. Volunteers will be matched to their skill levels.

“Piston Group is honored to be able to donate 30,000 square feet of space in our Michigan Avenue facility, in the heart of Corktown, to house this worthwhile effort. We hope companies from across the area will send volunteer teams to get these bikes ready for the
December giveaway,” Johnson says.

 

Visit FB4KDetroit.org for more information.

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