Huntington / Syosset, NY - December 14, 2016 - Twelve children in-need received the special early holiday surprise of new bicycles, helmets and accessories on Saturday, Dec. 10th at The Bicycle Planet in Syosset. These generous gifts were donated by Bikes For Kids in America, The Bicycle Planet, and Massapequa Bicycle Club. Donors Enrico DeLuca, founder of Bike for Kids in America, Howard of The Bicycle Planet, and Ed Major from Massapequa Bike Club joined the staff and volunteers of Family Service League (FSL), a Long Island non-profit human service agency, at the event to support the families and teach the children to ride their shiny new gifts!
Photo credit: L. Jamison.
"Bikes for Kids in America, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to providing bicycles to children in need. Communities across the country need to do their best to bring a sense of freedom and excitement to all kids. A single good deed has the power to inspire any person to pay it forward and give back to others as it personally did for me. Since I founded this charity in 2013, we have given away over 1,300 bikes to children in 6 states and brought smiles to their faces" - Enrico DeLuca, President of Bikes For Kids In America, Inc.
For more information or to donating a new or slightly used bike call 631-935-2311
“Family Service League is delighted to work with Bikes For Kids in America, The Bicycle Planet and all of our generous donors. Their gift provided not only the children with the fun of riding a bicycle but it also reminded these struggling families that they are not alone. These children are all participants in one of the many programs FSL provides to Long Island community residents. This unique donation helps us fulfill our mission to help individuals, children, and families to mobilize their strengths and improve the quality of their lives at home, in the workplace and in the community.” - Karen Boorshtein, FSL President and CEO.
Family Service League:
Family Service League, established in 1926, is a Long Island non-profit human service organization providing a safety net for people in need. Touching the lives of 50,000 people annually, addressing some of the most prevalent and pressing human needs facing Long Island communities, FSL delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a spectrum of service areas including mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, job training, computer literacy, trauma counseling, at-risk youth, family and senior support services. In addition, FSL operates pre-school learning centers and universal pre-K programs. In all, FSL offers over 60 programs at 21 locations throughout Long Island.