Area Rotarians Will Turn School District Maintenance Yards into Santa’s Workshop, Will Build Bicycles for Underprivileged Children
Pasadena, Altadena and the San Marino Rotary Club members will make like Santa’s elves this Saturday morning and assemble 300 bicycles that will be donated to the Salvation Army for distribution to underprivileged children this holiday season.
Supporting the Rotary clubs in this third annual “Bikes for Christmas” community project are the Huffy Bicycle Corporation that donated bicycles at cost, the Huntington Hospital Foundation that donated $4,500 to be used to buy helmets to be distributed with the bicycles, the Pasadena Community Foundation that donated $500, the Full Circle Cycling Team of Glendora that will provide quality control to make sure bicycles are assembled properly and the Incycle Bicycles of Pasadena, which will be providing bike locks at cost.
The bikes range in sizes from 12 inches to 20 inches to accommodate children as small as toddlers up to age 10.
Each assembled bike is registered with the Pasadena Police Department and is outfitted with a helmet and bike lock.
Approximately 60 Rotary volunteers are expected to assemble the bikes, including five San Marino High School students who are a part of the campus Rotary Club known as “Interact.”
The Pasadena Rotary Club has over 200 members that meet weekly at the University Club Pasadena dedicated to contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world.
Aside from the annual “Bikes for Christmas” project, other Initiatives of the Pasadena Rotary Club includes “Happy Feet” (providing shoes at the start of a school year for PUSD elementary school students); “Adopt-A-School;”” Dan Stove Music Contest;” “4-way Speech Contest;”” Community Grants;”” Done In A Day;”” Toy Drive;”” RYLA -Teen Leadership;”” Project Corazon Super Build;” and “Teachers of Excellence.”