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The Boston Bruins Foundation Provided Bikes for Kids with a large grant to purchase helmets.

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Bikes For Kids Receives Non-Profit of the Year Award for 2015

 

The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Bikes For Kids as the 2015 Non-Profit Organization.  The award was presented at the Chamber’s Annual  Meeting.  The award was accepted by Dave Fowler, President of Bikes For Kids.  This award is presented to the organization which has had a major impact on the lives of individuals within the last year.  Founded in 1989, Bikes For Kids has given away more than 18,000 bikes.  During the past year, Bikes For Kids has had an impact on more than 1400 individuals in need by giving away refurbished bikes and new helmets.

 

Ninety percent of donated bikes are given to young people living right here in Connecticut.  The organization is contacted by churches, schools, local and state social service agencies and individuals who have identified people in need and the bikes are distributed.

 

BFK’s generosity enables people to play, get to work and school and have a better chance at finding employment.  They enable individuals to step up, be social and build their self esteem.  Bikes For Kids prides itself on supplying bikes to those in need and putting smiles on the faces of individuals one bike at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  June 6, 2015

OLD SAYBROOK — Dave Fowler has a lot of bikes.

 

He has unicycles. He has a tiny circus bike. He has tricycles. He has mountain bikes and road bikes. He has a fleet of pink Huffys. He has a 1948 Whizzer gasoline-powered bike awaiting restoration in his office.

 

In a warehouse in Old Saybrook, there are about 500 bikes of various shapes and sizes, all waiting for the organization that Fowler runs — Bikes for Kids — to give them new homes.

 

"We've got 200 in a warehouse in Wallingford waiting to come down," Fowler said this past week. "I have another 60 over my mom's garage, and she's got another 40 in her tool shed that I didn't tell her about yet."Well, now she knows.

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