Posted on June 24th, 2009 No comments
I like reporting positive stories regarding children in foster care. On Friday, June 26, 250 brand new Huffy bikes will be given away at an event for children in foster care family preservation programs with Orchards Children’s Services.
The event will be held at the organization’s headquarters in Southfield from noon to 3 p.m., and will be a part of an annual Olympics event with a carnival, bounce house and games.
The bikes were purchased with help of corporate sponsors Lifetime Fitness and Kroger, individual donations, and many other key players, said Pamela Ayres, director of resource and fund development for Orchards Children’s Services.
50 volunteers helped put the bikes together last weekend. The staff of Orchards chose the children who will be receiving the bikes. Each child receiving a bicycle also will receive a helmet and bike lock, as well as children’s books donated by DK Publishing.