“Lugo Charities Inc. and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 385 is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 8th Annual “Bike In A Box” Christmas event on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:00 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 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 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.”
Carolyn’s note: Talk show host John C. Scott (on new progressivevoice radio show KEVT 1210 AM on the dial) will be raising $ today and tomorrow (December 1 and 2) for this great effort. Organizer Jesse Lugo will be joining John on the radio and has been raising funds for these bikes for 7 years. John & Jesse are pictured above in the circle, photo courtesy of Lugo Charities Inc. You can call John’s radio show at 520- 807-7090/807-7094 to donate as well.
Donate minimum $45 for a bike online: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/vfry3pBZ/Jess-Lugo/
Or snail mail donation: Bike In A Box P.O. Box 26363 Tucson, AZ 85726
Update: John C. says that they are about $1200 short of their $20,000 goal. Call them online now to donate, till 5 p.m.
Goal is to raise $20,000 today for this Bike in the Box program, now at $17,000 plus in first hour of this radio show. Call in today before 5 p.m. Or volunteer to help to hand out the bikes on Dec. 10. Almost $18,000 raised today by end of the radio talk show. Hopefully more $ will come in over the weekend, via the website or snail mail.
John on the air says also you can call 520-807-7092 to donate $. Thanks all. Update at end of show: they raised $11,200 today, more tonight online, another day to fundraise tomorrow Dec. 2nd.