Please donate to 9th Annual Bike in a Box

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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/

Info: http://lugocharities.com/

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)

 

 

 

 

 

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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