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2018-2019 Adopt-a-BIke Program

The BTC Adopt-a-Bike program is meant to give children in need a bicycle, helmet, and a bike lock. The bike presentation has typically occurred on the last day of school in December, depending on the weather.

 

 

The children receiving bicycles attend Title One schools located in Washington County Oregon.  Each year, schools are chosen and staff sets the criteria for the kids to "earn" a bike. This could range from writing an essay, improving attendance, turning in homework on time. 

 

This year we will are partnering with seven schools in Beaverton, Hillsboro and Forest Grove respectively. Here are the schools and the date/time we will be presenting bikes:
 

  • Kinnaman Elementary - 8:30, December 7th.
  • Vose Elementary - 2:00, December 7th
  • Mckinney Elementary - 930, December 21st 
  • WLHenry Elementary - 1:30, December 21st
  • Fir Grove Elementary - TBA
  • Lincoln Elementary  - TBA
  • Forest Grove Community School - TBA
The goal is for each school to receive 20 bikes, along with free helmets donated by (need name) and a light provided by Metro. Each child will also receive safe rider instruction through WashCo Bikes in the coming months, 

 

The number of AAB bike packages given out each year is dependent on the amount of donations we collect during our campaign running November and December. In 2016-2017 we gave out over 130 bike packages and for the 2017-2018 season 200 bike packages were presented to kids and adults in Washington County Oregon. Our goal for the 2018-2019 AAB year is 200. 

Ways You Can Help Us Achieve Our Goal

The ways you can help us acheive our goals through a monetary donation.

  • We run this program at the year end because that is when most people are planning their year end donations. We are a recognized non-profit and will issue a tax donation acknowledgement for your tax records. 

 

Employer Donation Match Program:

  • Many employers also use 3rd party donation companies such as Benevity in which the employer will match their employees' donation. We encourage you to take advantage of this-as it really make a huge impact. Intel usually has one day in December where they will double match your donation....If people only knew this ahead of time...Be sure to ask your employer what they have to offer. 

 

Sustainability Giving:

  • Consider a $10, $15 or even $20 a month donation each and every month. Many banks and lending institutions offer ways to set up an auto payment plan. Your donation will continue to feed the Adopt-a-Bike program all year long. 

Other Giving Options:

  • Bikes!
    • If you would rather purchase a bike and donate it directly to the AAB program you are welcome to do so. The sizes we need most are 24" boys and girls bikes with gears. We prefer new bikes- but will also take gently used bikes- our volunteers will shine and polish them to like new condition. You can drop off the bikes at our bike shop, 137 NE 3rd Ave. Hillsboro OR. (503.844.9740)
  • Helmets!
    • There is a constant need for bike helmets- all sizes - all year long. New helmets can be dropped off our at our bike shop as well. 
  • Locks!
    • Who wants their bike stolen? Worse yet...their child's bike to be stolen? The locks we give out to the kids are simple locks that the combination can be changed easily. Cable and oblong locks are in demand all year long. 

How far does your money go?

  • $75.00 donation will give a child in Washington County, a bike, helmet, lock and an opportunity to participate in a two hour skills clinic. 
  • $20.00 donation will provide a child with a helmet. 
  • $10.00 donation will protect their bike from being stolen with a lock.
  • Donations of any amount is gladly accepted. Smaller donations are pooled together. We ask that you do what you can..it all helps.

 

 

Special Thanks

 

 

 

           

 

 


 

 

 

 

  

                   

                                

Safe Routes to School Coordinators, Lynne Mutrie with Beaverton and Bernadette Le with Hillsboro.

                                                                                

   WL Henry                             Lincoln St.                                   Verne McKinney 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 




Updated 11/12/2018