Please donate to Bike in a Box for underprivileged children


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 10th Annual “Bike In A Box” Christmas event on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00 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 10:00 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 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.”

Only $45 for a new bike!  You can donate online:

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. My son got choose for this it’s tomorrow but where and what time I miss placed the paper is there anything I can do please help 5203123653

    • The distribution of bikes is at the Elks Lodge tomorrow, 1800 N. Oracle Rd., from 10 a.m to 12 noon. Get there early as you have to stand in a long line to get your bike helmet & bike.

  2. Not too late to donate to Bike in the Box, with delivery of these 500 bikes tomorrow at the Elks Lodge 385. Drop by to see Santa & Mrs. Claus (and other notables) help with the delivery. It’s truly a heartwarming event for this holiday season. A few winters ago I witnessed the kids/parents/grandparents lining up to receive their bikes, but it was a very cold, rainy day unfortunately. I had to give my umbrella away to an abuela who was patiently waiting with her grandson, since I could leave and she couldn’t, for quite a while in that long line.

  3. Jesse Lugo is on the John C. Scott radio show today, raising $ for Bike in the Box. You can call in to donate at 520-790-5663 or 790-2040 (to talk to the radio hosts). $45 buys you a bike for one of these kids. John C. Scott radio show is on M to F, 3 to 5 p.m. KVOI 1030 AM on the dial. Happy holidays.

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