RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Dec. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) partnered with Bicycles for Children on December 14, 2019 to provide bicycles that will be gifted to children in need this holiday season.
Bicycles for Children, a not-for-profit organization, works with school districts throughout the Inland Empire to donate new bicycles to impoverished elementary-aged children. In addition to donating 500 helmets, IEHP also aided in the bicycle assembly process, where team members filled tires and served as final check mechanics to ensure all bicycles were assembled correctly.
“It's great to see the organization come together with local partners to support children in our community,” said Community Relations Director Marci Coffey. I can only imagine the look on these children's faces when they are given their brand-new bicycles,” added Coffey.
Bicycles will be delivered before December 25 by school employees who have identified children in need within their schools. According to Bicycles for Children, bringing a new bicycle into the home of a child in need gives school employees an opportunity to connect and show students they are cared for.
“By donating bicycles to children, we're able to positively change the lives of children that we've never met and get to go to bed knowing that we have made our little piece of the world a better place,” said Bicycles for Children Program Coordinator John White.
To learn more about IEHP, visit www.iehp.org.