It’s so exciting and heart-warming to see the children’s faces when they sit down on the seat of their new bike — often for the first time.

Community of Caring Development Foundation and New Salem Church fulfilled the holiday wishes of 110 well-deserving 5th-grade children living and going to school in Linden by providing them their own bicycle.

Today, 75% of the elementary school children in Linden are living below the poverty line. The Holiday Bike Give-a-Way presents a wonderful opportunity to bring great joy and happiness to a young child and their family during the holiday season.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including Walmart and Columbus Public Health and the many individual donors who helped make this initiative a reality!