After delivering 250 bicycles to orphans in 6 different countries, we have decided to focus our next effort locally.
Through one of our supporters, Jessica Villasenor-Figueroa, we came to learn about the All Saints Church Foster Care Project and their amazing work with foster children in LA County.
Did you know there are 28,000 foster children in LA County alone? Did you know that only 58% graduate from high school and only 3% are able to graduate from college?
The more we learned about these students, the more we were motivated to do something. The All Saints Church Foster Care Project (All Saints Church) put us in touch with CSUN's Resilient Scholars program and they identified 17 foster students that are currently enrolled at California State University, Northridge that do not have personal access to transportation. They have to rely on the inconsistent public transportation system or walk to school and work.
We are proud to say that we have decided to provide bicycles to these 17 students. We spent a lot of time fundraising to raise enough money to provide 17 bicycles, helmets, and locks to these students. We were able to accomplish this with the help of Velo Pasadena that donated funds as well as allowed us to buy the bicycles at cost. In addition, Felt Bicycles was kind enough to sell us the bicycles at a discounted cost. We are scheduled to deliver these bicycles sometime this June. We will keep you all updated.