~By Margie Suozzo
On October 14, GreenTown collected 100 bicycles for kids in need! A great group of volunteers washed, filled tires and repaired more than 50 gently-used bicycles, which were delivered to low-income students at Los Altos High School, Castro Elementary and Graham Middle Schools, where need is significant.The remaining 50 bikes collected went to Hope Services “Cycles of Hope” program to support disabled adults.
Community activist, Kathleen Santora, started the bike drive 21 years ago at St. Nicholas School. In 2012, Santora approached GreenTown about partnering on the bike drive and we haven’t looked back! Now in its 6th year hosting the Recycle Bike Drive, GreenTown has joined with Los Altos High School (LAHS) and the LAHS Green Team. LAHS generously provides the site for the bicycles as well as storage for the bicycles after the event. LAHS Green Team kicks in with help. And many volunteers from the community come out for this heartwarming event!
Many thanks to Performance Bicycle for providing a 25% discount on purchases of helmets and locks to accompany the kids’ bicycles.