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This was our second year collecting bikes for kids. Hubby and I started Jingle Bikes For Kids last year and knew we had to do it again this year. We hope to do it every year, bigger and better each time.

Last week, our collection of bikes grew as we picked up several and one was delivered to us. We just loved seeing all the bikes in our garage. Last year, we delivered them directly to the Toys For Tots distribution center. This year, we decided to deliver them to the Toys For Tots toy drive at the Walmart in Oldsmar. It was a beautiful, cool morning and it was such a fun time.

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We had a total of 13 bikes this year. There is nothing like seeing a truck full of bikes headed down the road to deliver. Hubby and I also purchased helmets for any that did not have them. In addition to the two bikes we purchased ourselves, we would like to thank:

  • Nancy D. (my mom)
  • Nick & Jenna D. (my brother and sister-in-law)
  • Erika G.
  • Corinna B.
  • Caroline C.
  • Carey & Melissa Birch
  • Tori & Patrick
  • Carol & Ken Lynch

 

Magic 94.9 and Fox 13 were broadcasting live and the 501st Legion was there. It was very festive!

 

And now, I will let my pictures tell the rest of the story…

 

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When we delivered the bikes, all I could think about is how proud my dad would be to see all those bikes lined up. He loved nothing more than making a child happy at Christmas, and we hope to carry this on yearly to honor that wonderful Christmas spirit that my dad had.

 

If you have any questions about Jingle Bikes For Kids, or if you would like to donate a bike in 2014, please feel free to contact me at nanci.cernak@yahoo.com or via our Facebook page.