Variety Bike & Stroller Distribution at IU29 - June 2020
Even in the middle of a pandemic, Variety, The Children's Charity and The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29, made sure the children of Schuylkill County that applied and were eligible for a Variety My Bike® and a My Stroller® were able to receive it on June 25th & 29th, utilizing the large parking lot at the Schuylkill IU29, social distancing, and wearing masks.
We received great media coverage to help you share in the joy of the day – see below:
61 kids in Schuylkill County CELEBRATED with TRUE FREEDOM this weekend after recently receiving their new adaptive bikes, adaptive strollers, and/or communication devices!
These 61 kids have the FREEDOM to ride a bike and gain independence, have the FREEDOM to get out in the community easily and safely with their stroller, and have the FREEDOM of a voice with their device. PROVIDING FREEDOM is at the core of what we are giving our kids and their families, and I hope you’ll take a few moments to share in these life-changing moments!
Lyla, age 13 received an adaptive bike:
“Very happy that I finally have that chance to ride a bike and just be happy. Like normal kids because I can’t do a lot of things that normal kids can do,” said Lyla in an interview with WBRE-TV.
Kareem, age 10 received an adaptive bike:
WNEP-TV also joined us, as Kareem and other kids received their new bikes! Kareem’s mom told WNEP, "This opens up a whole new world for him to be able to go out and socialize and play with other kids. He can't ride a regular bike, so this is helping him to go out with his brothers and have a good time that he can't do without it honestly."
At our core, we want to give kids freedom, and these smiles by The Shenandoah Sentinel truly captures the joy of the day for Kaylonie and Anayamarie!