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Eckerd Kids to Distribute 400 Bikes to Foster Children This Saturday

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Adrienne Drew
C     (727) 902-3287
E     adrew@eckerd.org


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Eckerd Kids will distribute 400 new bicycles and helmets to children in foster care throughout the Tampa Bay area this weekend.

Eckerd Kids partnered with onbikes, a Tampa-based non-profit organization that raises money toward the purchase of bicycles and helmets for foster children through their annual Winter Wonder Ride. The mission of onbikes is to restore the self-confidence, health and overall well-being of at-risk children in the community by providing these children with bicycles. On December 10 more than 1,600 bike riders participated in the 6th annual Winter Wonder Ride to assist in raising this money toward the purchase of the bicycles and helmets.

On Saturday, December 17, Eckerd Kids will be distributing the donated bicycles to foster families at their three different Tampa Bay area locations.

Please see details below for each distribution:

  • WHAT: 400 Bikes Distributed to Foster Children
  • WHEN: Saturday, December 17th
  • WHERE: Tampa, Largo and Trinity. Distribution details are listed below:

LARGO
11 am – 1 pm
8550 Ulmerton Road, Suite 130
Largo, FL 33771

TRINITY
2 pm – 4 pm
7916 Evolutions Way, Suite 102
Trinity, FL 34655

TAMPA
1 pm – 3 pm
A Family Place
9391 N. Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612


About onbikes:
onbikes is a Tampa based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2011 when a group of friends organized a community bike ride during the winter holiday season to raise funds so at-risk children could receive their first bicycles. onbikes focus is to promote self-confidence, healthy living and overall well-being of at-risk children and foster kids in the Tampa Bay community while providing a fun and safe physical activity. For more information, go to www.onbikes.org or Facebook.com/onbikes. onbikes- Building Healthy Sustainable Communities One Bike at a Time.
About Eckerd Kids:
Eckerd Kids is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, that has given much-needed second chances to nearly 200,000 children and families since its founding by Jack and Ruth Eckerd in 1968.  Eckerd Kids serves more than 25,000 children and their families each year through life-changing child welfare, juvenile justice and workforce development programs in 18 states and the District of Columbia.  Eckerd Kids’ mission is to provide and share solutions that promote the well-being of children and families in need of a second chance.  To learn more visit www.eckerd.org.