This past weekend, Metier Law Firm helped sponsor Bikes For Tykes, an event held every December by Realities For Children. Bikes For Tykes provides gifts in the form of bicycles, helmets and safety gear to Colorado children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect.
For children going through times of darkness, these gifts can help make the holiday season brighter for them, showing them that better days are ahead and reminding them that they are not alone.
How Bikes For Tykes Works
Bikes For Tykes has been held annually since 1996, making it one of Realities For Children’s longest running distribution programs. Sponsors include individuals, groups and organizations, who donate new or used bicycles and bike accessories to Realities For Children. From there, Realities For Children works with local bike shop partners to safety-check and refurbish the donated bikes and equipment. This step was instituted to help prevent bicycle accidents and injuries to children.
When the children receive the bicycles, they are taught about bike safety, each child is provided with a safety helmet and bike mechanics are on-hand to ensure:
- Bicycle seats are properly adjusted
- Correctly sized helmets are selected
- Training wheels are properly installed
Each of the children during this year’s Bike For Tykes event also received a license plate for their bicycle courtesy of Metier Law Firm.
All of the children who receive bicycles and bike equipment in the Bikes For Tykes program are registered youth being served through Realities For Children Charities Affiliate Youth Agencies. These agencies work to protect and care for local children who have been neglected, abused or are at-risk.
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