Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Meet the kids who received bikes from Uganda delivery

Some new photos from our Uganda delivery from Ebenezer Children's Ministry. These kids were chosen because of how far they have to walk to school, some walk 3.5 mile each way to get to school. We were introduced to this orphanage by Mr. Ford from his organization, Man Up and Go. We would like to thank Mr. Ford for connecting us to these well deserved kids and joining us in changing these orphans' lives forever.
Also thanks to World Bicycle Relief for helping us with 
the logistics.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Uganda

We are excited to report that the bicycles arrived at Ebenezer Orphanage in Uganda‬ per our plan. Thanks to the World Bicycle Relief team for delivering them on time and assembling them on site.
Ebenezer orphanage's kids walk on average 2.5miles each day to go to school! Now 16 kids are able to go to school faster and in a safer, less tiring way. These bicycles‬ will definitely change their lives for the better. They can also use these bicycles to make additional money and seek employment further away from their orphanage. We can't wait until we receive their letters and share them with you.
This could not have happened without your financial support. We hope you will continue to support us. Please visit the Focus on Children Now website and consider donating. Bicycle cost is anywhere from $120 to $200 each depending on the location. 100% of your donation goes toward purchasing these bikes. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Next Delivery, Uganda

We have great news!
We have identified and qualified our next orphanage to receive ‪#‎bicycles‬. The next delivery will be to an orphanage in Uganda. This will mean we have delivered 252 bicycles to 6 countries
As we post this news, the bikes are currently being delivered from Kenya to Uganda. As with our previous deliveries, we purchased the bikes from World Bicycle Relief and they handled the logistics of delivering and assembling the bikes at the orphanage. 
Stay tuned for photos!
Thank you all for your support, we could not have done this without all our generous donors and supporters.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ethiopia Delivery Update

"The right charity changes the world, just as it changes us when we engage with it." - Seth Godin
We are happy to share some new photos from the Community of St. John Orphanage in Ethiopia. Since the delivery this past summer, the kids have not only been able to use the bikes to get to school but also been able to travel further to find jobs.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Congratulations Boaz!

One of the orphans, Boaz from Zimbabwe, who received a bike in the latest delivery has been selected as Junior Mayor of Ruwa Town Council. We are honored to be able to help a person like Boaz.

Here are a few words from the Director of the orphanage where Boaz resides.

       "They have believed the word of God which has made them become undaunted and fearless by climbing  barricades which would otherwise prevent them from clinching such posts."

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Valley Sun Newspaper Coverage

Thank you to La CaƱada Valley Sun and Glendale News-Press for covering our story! We hope that with more media coverage, we can show the world the power of bicycles!
A special thanks to Sara Cardine for the wonderful article.


On Friday, youth at the Rose of Sharon Orphanage in Harare, Zimbabwe, whose young lives are not often punctuated by moments of joy, were surprised by a very special delivery.
Forty-five new bicycles arrived on the campus, donated to help provide a reliable means of transportation and, in the process, help improve the quality of their lives.
More than 10,200 miles away, members of the nonprofit Bikes 4 Orphans anxiously awaited confirmation of receipt, imagining the children’s reactions when they learned the bikes would be theirs.

http://www.lacanadaonline.com/news/tsn-vsl-youth-led-effort-donates-new-bicycles-to-orphans-in-zimbabwe-20150814,0,2325016.story

Friday, August 14, 2015

Successful Zimbabwe Delivery

We did it! Thank you all for your wonderful support! We are very excited to report that we have successfully delivered 45 bicycles to the Rose of Sharon Orphanage in Zimbabwe. Thanks to World

Bicycle Relief for helping us with the delivery and a special thanks to Serving Orphans Worldwide for putting us in touch with Fatima Maruta, the director of the orphanage. These bicycles will change 45 lives for the better and we are all able to do that from thousands of miles away. 

Additionally, this is the single largest delivery to one location we have done so far. We are so thrilled and proud of our community. 

More photos will be posted as we get them from the orphanage.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Zimbabwe Delivery Update

We have great news! We finally qualified a new orphanage, so tune in next week when we share some pictures of our next delivery to Zimbabwe. This will be our first delivery to a orphanage in Zimbabwe and also our largest delivery yet to a single site!
Thanks Serving Orphans Worldwide for your help!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Power Of Bicycles

Here are some more photos of the delivery. This was only possible with awesome supporters like yourselves. We truly couldn't have done it without you! Their smiles give us hope and shows us can change lives thousands mile away. 

The bikes were delivered to the St. John community in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.