INDIANAPOLIS- The joy of being a kid and being presented with your first bicycle is unmatched. New opportunities appear before you as you gain a new level of independence. Yet many children are unable to experience that joy. A group of employees from Delaware Life recently took part in a teambuilding experience to help change that reality for a group of children associated with the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis. The result of their efforts was a generous donation of 10 brand new bicycles, locks & helmets to the deserving children in the local community. The event took place on June 15, 2018 at the Delaware Life offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Delaware Life selected a “Bike Build for Charity” program facilitated by Impact 4 Good (impact4good.com), a company that focuses on teambuilding programs that give back to communities. Working in 10 groups, the attendees spent the morning assembling the children’s bikes along with writing and drawing a special “message of encouragement” to accompany each bike and child!
Michelle Foley, Donor Communications Manager at the Club, graciously thanked the group in person at the event for their time and effort in building and donating 10 brand new bikes to some very deserving children. After the event, Michelle spoke further about the kids and shared: “They are just completely over the moon excited to be recipients of such a generous gift. Not only are these kids filled with joy, but you also bring relief and gratitude to the families. Ninety-one percent of our Club kids receive free or reduced meals in school. This means they are either at or below poverty level, and if there is any ‘extra’ income, that money goes to food. What you have given them is not just a bike, but joy and pride.”