Elves and More 2007 bicycle build Houston Texas photos of bike build volunteers see your friends and neighbors photos. Building a bike represents a gift of love to someone less fortunate. Delivering that gift to these children in the neighborhoods where they live is a life-changing experience, for few of us know how much poverty there is among us, or what being truly poor, is really like.
All of Elves & More’s efforts are focused on helping children get out of poverty. Visualize 20,000 new bicycles loaded into more than 100 large trucks and delivered to 20,000 underprivileged children in entire neighborhoods, all on a surprise basis on December 22, with Santa at the front. a not-for-profit organization in Houston dedicated to brightening the lives of impoverished kids, Elves and more is a not-for-profit organization in Houston dedicated to brightening the lives of impoverished kidsin the Houston area.
Underprivileged children prefer bicycles over every other gift. Although bikes may seem to be just toys, for these children they are even more important than that, they are essential transportation, for bicycles give children the freedom and flexibility to go places: to participate in positive after-school activities, to go to the library and get on the Internet, or (for teens) to take a part-time job and help make a better life for their families.
All of Elves & More’s efforts are focused on helping children get out of poverty. Visualize 20,000 brand-new bicycles loaded into more than 100 large trucks and delivered to 20,000 underprivileged children in entire neighborhoods, all on a surprise basis on December 22, with Santa at the front. Without help, most of the children receive little or nothing at all for Christmas, year after year. With a sustained program of our scale, if only once in his / her childhood, we have the chance to say to each child: “Someone does care; WE DO!”
Collecting and giving bicycles and gifts to impoverished children. Description of their program, news, and letters from the kids.
The Fifth Ward in central Houston is one of our area’s poorest, with street after street of ramshackle homes and government projects, an area populated predominantly by African-Americans. In three neighborhoods there, we gave bikes and gifts to over 12,000 children, turning a blighted ghetto into a vibrant community of smiling young cyclists.
On December 22nd more than 600 volunteers completed the delivery of this year’s order of 18,000 bicycles. That brings the 5-year total to 80,000 new bikes to under-privileged children in the Greater Houston Area. Only through your generosity and commitment could this have been accomplished.
Thousands of contributors and volunteers are coming together to do for others, the underprivileged children in the 8-county Greater Houston Area.
Through our Bicycle Program, we’re giving children who live onfoot brand-new bicycles. Their bicycles represent the two wheels that can help them ride all the way out of poverty. How?
Bicycles take children to mentors such as Scout Leaders, Coaches, Community Center Guidance Counselors and others. These mentors serve as the “training wheels” in a child’s life; they build character, provide encouragement and help children build crucial life skills.
2007 has been an unbelievable success for Elves & More and the under-privileged children we serve.
The Bicycle Ball (September) and the Texas Golf Classic (October) were both very successful and allowed Elves & More to serve 16,000 under-privileged children in the Greater Houston area as part of the Bicycle Program in December.
2008 promises to be even more successful as we deliver our 100,000th bike to an under-privileged child and the number of Elves & More groups through out the country continues to expand.
Please mark your calendar for the 2008 Bicycle Ball in September, the 2008 Texas Golf Classic in October, and the 2008 Bicycle Program in December. http://www.apartmentshoustonmovingrelocation.com/elves_and_more.htm