The Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County will deliver 1,000 bikes to local children by Christmas through its new Bikes for Tikes initiative. The bikes will be given to children by the foundation’s children’s charity nonprofit partners, including Place of Hope, Home Safe, YMCA of The Palm Beaches, YMCA of South Palm Beach County, SOS Children’s Villages of Florida, American Association for Caregiving Youth, and JAFCO.
The lead Bikes for Tikes contributors are the members of Palm Beach Country Club. In addition to the club, the initiative was spearheaded by foundation board members and Palm Beach residents Sharyn Frankel, Michelle Gluckow, Linda Schaps, Barbara Stoller Wittenstein, and Yvonne Ackerman.
The Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County was established earlier this year as an affiliate of the Boca West Children’s Foundation, which has granted more than $10 million in the past 10 years to its 31 non-profit partners.
“Thanks to the generosity of the members of Palm Beach Country Club, we are more than half-way to our goal of distributing 1,000 bikes by Christmas, and we can use the community’s help in reaching our goal,” said Pamela Weinroth, executive director and COO of the Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County. “The foundation’s impact on local kids has been tremendous, as we’ve been able to provide essentials for 9,000 children each day, providing cribs, diapers, after school care, tutoring, summer camps, sports and music programs, meals, school supplies, college scholarships, and more. Bikes will provide kids with safe and healthy activity during these challenging times.”
Contributions of $80 provide a tricycle and helmet and contributions of $150 provide a bicycle and helmet. Contributions can be made to Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County at P.O. Box 4551, West Palm Beach, FL 33402 or at childrensfoundationpbc.org/donate.