Utah Volunteers Build Bikes with Squatter’s for Underserved Youth


60 Local First Graders Surprised with Free Bikes from Can’d Aid


WHAT: Can’d Aid volunteers to build 60 bikes for local youth at Squatter’s Pub followed by a surprise donation the next day at local elementary school.


WHEN: Bike Build with Can’d Aid begins at 4 pm on Wednesday, May 12. The Surprise Donation event for local youth begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, May 13.


WHERE: Bike Build, 5/12 - Squatter’s Pub, 147 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Donation, 5/13 - Mary W. Jackson Elementary, 750 W 200 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116


MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the socially-distanced bike build and the surprise donation. Representatives from Mary W. Jackson Elementary and the hosting organization, Colorado-based non-profit Can'd Aid, will be available for interviews.


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 2,000 bikes and skateboards nationally to students in the past year. 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.


CONTACT: Diana Ralston, 970-275-5156, diana@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 million cans of water have been distributed, over 6,700 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.

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