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 Department of Health and the many individual donors who helped make this initiative a reality!