Founded by Bill and Debbie Pollakov, the Bikes for Kids Program provides underserved children with an uplifting and empowering experience. The children and their families are invited to a free and fun event during which they are surprised with a new bike and helmet. They not only have an exciting day but also benefit from the exercise that bike riding offers and the pride and responsibility that come from owning a bike.
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A contribution of $75.00 will completely sponsor a child's day. This includes a fun activity, a brand new bicycle, and a helmet. (Contributions of any amount are helpful. Please see below for more info.)
Since Paul Blanco brought the Bikes for Kids Program to the Barnum Foundation for Life, we have given away nearly 3,000 bikes and helmets to underprivileged children. This year, our goal is to give 500 kids the freedom to explore and stay active and healthy with a new bike.
This initiative is supported by the generous contributions from people and organizations in the community.
Past Bikes for Kids events have taken place at the New York Giants fieldhouse, New York Jets games, family entertainment centers, and sports activity centers.
There are a number of ways you can help put a smile on the face of a deserving young child: