Our Mission

Giving local foster kids and underprivileged youth the freedom and joy of a bicycle.

Many foster children enter care with the clothes on their back and little else.  While meeting basic needs is imperative, so is helping kids feel loved, accepted and capable.  A bike is a gift that offers physical activity, the opportunity to meet and play with friends and even transportation to school or an after school job.

Our Impact

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, since 2013 we have donated over 700 new bikes and helmets to the following organizations:

Treehouse

Treehouse serves 7,000 foster youth in the greater Seattle area and provides services and opportunities to help them succeed and plan for the future.

Holly House

Holly House is a children's holiday gift program, which provides basic necessities and gifts for low income children in the Edmonds school district.  They currently serve over 2,200 children in Snohomish county.

Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House is one of the oldest social service agencies in the Puget Sound region.  They provide support and self sufficiency services to over 12,000 community members with a focus on low income, public housing, immigrant and refugee families.

Friends of Youth

Friends of Youth is an organization dedicated to developing, providing and advocating for services for children, youth and their families. They assist homeless youth, those struggling with chemical dependency and mental health, as well as child welfare. 

Feedback from our partners

We love getting feedback from the programs who are helping us bring our bikes to kids who need them most.  Our amazing partners at Treehouse sent us this note:

I just wanted to circle back with you to thank you once again for sending those bikes over, and to share with you some of the impact they’ve had on our youth.  Below are a few stories that our families and staff have shared with us:
 
“Summer is here and so is the fun! Today we had a 10 year old little girl who was a 1st time shopper in the Wearhouse. She had never had a bike before and was able to come and receive one here at the Wearhouse! Her bike came with a matching puppy and helmet! This summer not only is she riding in style she also has a new riding buddy!”
 
“We love the expression that all our Wearhouse youth have when it comes to style. There were a bunch of helmets that were given out today with bikes. As well were given out for youth to stay safe this summer while riding around. We had a 7 year old little boy who was able to take home a Frozen crowned helmet today! He wore it all around the store and wore it out the door. The excitement and grin on his face was a big win for today!”
 
“One of our ed specialist today picked up a rad bike for their youth today! The youth was unable to make it to class on time on public transportation. Now the youth has a great bike and can make it to 1st period on time!”
 
“All of our clients that come through the Wearhouse have very unique talents and interests. One of our ed specialists shared with us that one of her youth was interested in BMX. Thanks to Kids need Bikes, we were able to set a perfect bike aside for a specific youth to help them fulfil their dreams and cater to their hobbies outside of school. It also gave them an opportunity to share their passion for BMX with their friends and close family members.”
 
Again, I just wanted to share a small fraction of the impact your gesture has on our youth.  You work hard to put everything together for us, yet we get to see the smile and joy that the bikes bring to our families.

Thanks to all of YOU for your continued donations and support.  We are all making a difference in these kids lives!


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