Two weekends ago, Giving Children Hope had the joy of partnering with Thrivent Financial to provide bikes to 30 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from our We’ve Got Your Back program. At the event, volunteers, including several Giving Children Hope Board Members, partnered together and assembled the bikes with the student it was going to be gifted to. Once the bike was assembled, the students were given a helmet from the Anaheim Fire Department and their bike was inspected by a local bike shop, then they were off to ride the bike course that Thrivent Financial set up for them. Some students already knew how to ride a bike, but others had never ridden a bike before, so our Director of Domestic Operations had the opportunity to actually teach one student how to ride her bike! Later into the morning, the Anaheim Fire Department brought one of their fire trucks, and students were able to take pictures with the firefighters.
We’d like to thank Thrivent Financial for organizing this event, the Anaheim Fire Department for their participation, Porto’s Bakery in Buena Park for the pastries, and all the volunteers that helped provide so many students with brand new bikes and so many smiles!