For 5 years now numerous Tucsonans have donated $ to buy bikes for 500 underprivileged students in Tucson. This project has been spearheaded by community activist Jesse Lugo, who ran unsuccessfully for the Ward 5 seat on the Tucson City Council in the Democratic primary of 2001.
All info about this program at www.lugocharities.com. The give-away of these bikes is on December 13 at 11 a.m., with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Elks Lodge, 1800 N. Oracle Rd. in Tucson.
Lugo Charities Inc. and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 385 is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 6th Annual “Bike In A Box” Christmas event on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Elk’s Lodge that is located at 1800 North Oracle Road.
A special invitation to 500 under-privileged children selected from youth organizations, schools, churches, and children-support agencies in the Greater Tucson area will be attending this special day of giving.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 11:00 am to greet the children. Each child that has been pre-selected will receive one of five-hundred (500) bicycles that we are planning to give away, along with a bike safety helmet provided by Tucson Medical Center of the Children’s Miracle Network.
The bicycles will remain in the box so that the parents or guardians can, together with the child, assemble the bicycle in promoting the true Christmas spirit and teaching the children the basic assembly and adjustments to their new bike.
Radio political talk show host John C. Scott will be fundraising for this effort on November 20 and 21 on his Power Talk show 3 to 5 p.m. on KVET 1210 AM on the dial. LIVE CALL IN: (520) 750-7456.
Checks can be mailed to:
Lugo Charities, Inc.
Bike In A Box
P.O. Box 26363
Tucson, AZ 85726