Press Release - September 2019

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PRESS RELEASE

Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 Accepts Applications for Recipients of the “My Bike Project.”


Mar Lin, PA
(September 29, 2019) Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 (IU29) partnered with Variety, the Children’s Charity, a non-profit organization originally based in Pittsburgh dedicated to helping children with disabilities live life to the fullest through a focus on mobility, communication and social inclusion.  IU29 raised funds to purchase five Rifton adaptive bicycles that will be given to five children with disabilities as part of the Variety My Bike Project.

Applications are currently being accepted from Schuylkill County families wishing to be considered for one of the bicycles.  Families of children from ages 3-21 who could benefit please apply.  Applications may be obtained by contacting Deb Arnold, Special Education Director for Schuylkill Intermediate Unit (arnod@iu29.org or 570-544-9131 ext 1211.  

“The Business and Industry Partners within Schuylkill County have been extremely generous and supportive of this project,” said Dr. Gregory Koons, IU29 Executive Director.  Approximately $7,914.00 has been raised towards a goal of $9,000.00.  “The purpose of this valuable project is to provide individuals with disabilities better access to the community.”

For more information about Variety, please www.varietypittsburgh.org