Providing Bikes to Under-Privileged Children
“Lugo Charities Inc. and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 385 is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 9th Annual “Bike In A Box” Christmas event on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Elk’s Lodge 385 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 10:30 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 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.”
Donate online here: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/vfry3pBZ/Jess-Lugo/
Carolyn’s note: One year in December I dropped by to see this bike distribution, with Santa and Mrs. Claus. It was a terribly cold, rainy day in Tucson (it does happen) and I felt so sorry for the kids/parents/grandparents standing in line outside to receive their coveted bike. But they all patiently waited. I gave away a yellow umbrella to an abuela, as she had to stay there for quite a while in the rain. Please donate it you can. This is a terrific project created by Jesse Lugo, who once ran for Tucson City Council (2001, Ward 5 primary)
Santa and Mrs.Claus, with John C. Scott and Jesse Lugo (courtesy of Lugo Charities Inc.)
From Jesse Lugo of Lugo Charities Inc. (press release)
“Christmas is just a few weeks away, and with today’s economy struggles and increase in family needs for the less privileged, your financial help is being requested.
Lugo Charities Inc. is please to announce of the 7th Annual Bike In A Box event to benefit 500 under-privileged children with a new bicycle and a safety helmet. The Bike In A Box event will occur at the Elks Lodge 385 on Saturday, December 12, 2015. However, in order to purchase the 500 bicycles, we need to raise the $25,000.00. Your contributions are tax deductible so please consider in sponsoring bicycles for this worth cause.
We will be live on The John C. Scott radio show this Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th on Power Talk 1210 am radio studio for a two-day event. You can call in your pledges during the show times listed below at 750-7456, or you can stream and listen to the program and mail in your pledge with the attached contribution form.
Thursday: November 19th
Time: 3-5 pm
Friday: November 20th
Time: 3-5 pm
For more information visit our website at www.LugoCharities.com
and please click on the Amazon Smile link on the upper right hand corner as we are excited about this new program to benefit Bike In A Box event year round.
Thank you for your consideration as it will be a challenge to secure the funds this year, but with your help, I am confident that we will again meet our goal of raising the necessary funds to purchase the bicycles.”
Lugo Charities Inc.
Carolyn’s note: I’ve been helping publicize this worthy event for several years now, starting when I was with the Tucsoncitizen.com. Please call in to the radio show this Thursday and Friday to help donate $ to purchase these bikes. I was there last year to witness the give-away on a very wet day in December, but kids and their families stood patiently in line for a long time in the rain to get their valuable bikes.
Posted in Activism, Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged 500 under-privileged children, 7th Annual Bike in a Box, bicycles, Elks Lodge 385, Jesse Lugo, John C. Scott, John C. Scott radio show, Lugo Charities Inc., Power Talk 1210