Pedals 4 Peanuts Partners with Boeing to Build Bikes for Charleston Youth
350 Bikes to be Assembled on Boeing’s Campus on December 4, 2018
December 3, 2018 – Charleston, SC – Pedals 4 Peanuts (P4P), a Charleston-based nonprofit that focuses on supporting happy and healthy youth by providing the resources necessary to gift a child with their first bike, will once again partner with Boeing for the organization’s annual bike assembly day on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
Volunteers will congregate at Boeing’s SCRA building at 5300 International Boulevard in North Charleston from 1:00-4:00 p.m. to assemble 350 bikes – 200 of which will be gifted to Toys for Tots and the other 150 distributed to other local charities. Bicycles are 20 inches in size – geared toward children between ages 6 to 9 – and also come with a helmet from Pedals 4 Peanuts.
“The volunteers have gotten the assembly down to a science, previously completing the assembly of one bike in solely 43 seconds, making the event an entertaining one for participants and viewers alike,” said Dr. Dennis Schimpf, founder of Pedals 4 Peanuts. “We’re so grateful for the incredible support we’ve received from the community, year after year, and look forward to working with Boeing once again. We couldn’t do it without them.”
In addition to Boeing, which is partnering with Pedals 4 Peanuts for the second consecutive year, the organization has also received tremendous support from the North Charleston Police Department, who has previously assisted in assembling and distributing bikes to Charleston youth. Bikes have been donated to a variety of local non-profit organizations since its inception like schools and churches, with the most recent recipient being Charleston Tricounty Family Ministries.
Pedals 4 Peanuts was founded five years ago and has provided roughly 1,500 bikes to Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county youth. The organization’s mission is to support happy, healthy and active youth with new bikes while also bringing communities and families together through bike outreach programs. Through these efforts, they hope to instill the act of gift giving while also building upon local community networks of nonprofits, government agencies and educational programs.
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