WHAT: Colorado-based nonprofit organization Can’d Aid and local volunteers will build and donate 100 bikes to the entire first and second grade students at WISH Elementary School in Hartford. This donation is made possible by Trinh Law, Acorn Insurance Alliance, BeringStar Insurance, First American Title Insurance Company, Peoples Bank and Trust, and Apple.
Bike Build - Dec. 8, 5:30-7:45pm
Bike Donation - Dec. 9, 9-10am
Bike Build - New Park Brewing (485 New Park Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110)
Bike Donation - WISH Elementary School (104 Vine St, Hartford, CT 06112)
MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the bike build or donation event at WISH Elementary School. The in-person donation event will include a live demonstration by a Treads + Trails Ambassador and professional mountain biker Jeff Lenosky, who will provide a few tips and tricks to encourage the kids to get active outside.
WHY: Children average 7 hours of screen time per day and only 1 in 5 gets the daily recommended amount of exercise. Through its Treads + Trails program, Can’d Aid helps combat these troubling statistics. Can’d Aid has donated more than 13,000 bikes and skateboards nationally. At a time when our nation’s youth are experiencing extreme levels of anxiety, depression and mental health issues, Can’d Aid’s programs provide healthy and active outlets for underserved and at-risk children across the country. To donate, join the do-goodery or find out more, please visit candaid.org.
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About Can’d Aid
Can’d Aid is a nationally recognized nonprofit that rallies volunteers from all walks of life to build thriving communities. Through their unique integrated approach, they distribute water, increase access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protect and restore the environment. Since inception in 2013, more than 2.7 million cans of water have been distributed, over 12,000 skateboards and bikes have been built for underprivileged youth, more than 2,500 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 73 million aluminum cans have been recycled. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit candaid.org.