BENEFITING: SHELTER, Inc. of Contra Costa County
Our family started the "Two Girls and A Bike Project" to teach my daughters how to give back to their community. We've purchased new children's bikes for donation to organized charities with the proceeds from small fundraisers (e.g., lemonade stand, Valentine's Day gifts). In addition, we have received several used bicycles as gifts and we have begun to clean and refurbish these donated bikes for charitable causes. Our first completely refurbished bike was an adult Trek mountain bike. We cleaned it, had it professionally tuned, and added a light, seat, pedals, mirrors, cell phone holder (for navigation), a cargo bag, kickstand, bell, and new brakes! We donated this bike to a local charity and we have since named the bike the "Transformer" because it transforms lives, such as how it has transformed the life of the adult female who received the bike through the charity and is now using it to attend classes at a local community college. Now, we are raising funds to create a new Transformer for a local women's shelter. You can learn more about us at our website: www.2girlsbike.com.