Featured Event: Local Organizations Donate New Bikes and Helmets at Reedville Elementary
September 16, 2019 - First- and second-graders at Reedville Elementary School were in for a big surprise when they went to their morning assembly on Friday, Sep. 6. Waiting for them were brand new bicycles and helmets, thanks to a generous donation and collaboration between nationwide non-profit CAN’d Aid and local business Craft Pour House.
CAN’d Aid was formed in September 2013 to provide immediate response in disaster recovery efforts and has continued as an organization that partners with companies and groups to “spread do-goodery” in local communities. One of their programs is “Treads + Trails,” which provides new bicycles to children in need.
Craft Pour House in Beaverton wanted to partner with CAN’d Aid’s Treads + Trails program and was looking for a local elementary school that might benefit from a donation. Reedville was the perfect choice.
“The students had no idea about the gifts they would soon receive as they entered the morning assembly,” explained Principal Berta Lule. “The looks on their faces were priceless. Many of them talked excitedly about wanting to share the bicycle with their siblings, in a true spirit of kindness.”
The bicycles and helmets were fitted to each student, and safety information was shared in an engaging way by professional mountain biker Jeff Lenosky, who is the ambassador for the Treads + Trails program.
These new bikes will hopefully encourage the students to go outside and be active more often, and lead to a lifetime love of cycling.
We are extremely grateful to CAN’d Aid and the Craft Pour House volunteers for providing such a generous and important gift to students at Reedville Elementary School! Thank you!