Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pedal Power: Used Bike Collection for Charity Wilmette - Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stop thinking about what you are going to do with that perfectly good bicycle taking up space in your garage, and give it to someone who can use it! Simply dust it off, oil the chain or do anything else you would do before sending your child off for a ride, and take it over to McKenzie School here in Wilmette on Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The school is located at 649 Prairie Ave.

The bikes will be given to Chicago's famous Hull House, who will turn them over to some of Chicago's neediest children, many of whom are wards of the state (children who have been removed from their homes due to impossible living situations) or live in shelters for the homeless. Scooters and helmets are also being collected.

Nicole Basil, a McKenzie School third-grader and the daughter of Village Trustee Mike Basil, was featured in the Wilmette Life for helping dream up this "Pedal Power" bike recycling event, along with the help of her family.

UPDATE: Collected: 247 bikes, 54 helmets, 12 scooters, $100. Wow!


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