For the fourth year in a row now, hubby and I have donated bikes, along with the help of generous family and friends, for our beloved Jingle Bikes For Kids. Once again, we were up early to load the bikes and deliver them to the Toys For Tots toy drive at the Walmart in Oldsmar, as part of the Magic Toy Drive with Chadd & Kristi. This was their 15th year hosting the toy drive!
This year we delivered 10 bikes and helmets. There will be 10 more happy children on Christmas Day when they receive their bike and helmet. One of the things I love about bikes, is that it gets kids outside and being active. But mostly, the love of donating bikes will always be thanks to my dad, who selflessly purchased a bike after overhearing parents tell their child they could not afford it. My dad, who loved Christmas endlessly, was a real-life Santa Claus that year for that family. And it is our goal, with the help of others, to continue what was one of many kind acts my dad did in his life.
I’d like to thank the following for donating bikes this year….. We appreciate you all so much for helping us continue this annual tradition. The 8 bikes from you all, along with our 2, made up the 10 bikes we delivered.
- Nancy DeTrapani
- Nick & Jenna DeTrapani
- Darlene Manzo
- Corinna Bellotte
- Jeff Wojtanowski
- Cindy Balkema
- Carey & Melissa Birch
I would love to have even more bikes next year to deliver. It’s never to early to start collecting them for 2016. Until then, here are some photos from this years delivery to Toys For Toys at the Magic Toy Drive. My mom and brother and sister-in-law joined us as well and it was a very special morning.
If you have any questions about Jingle Bikes For Kids or is you are interested in donating a bike for Christmas 2016, please feel free to comment below or email me at crazylifeofmineblog at gmail dot com.