Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rotary Club of Glendale (Noon) donated 32 Bicycles!

Today,  I was invited to present Bikes 4 Orphans to the members of the rotary club, who are all influential people in the community. The members at the Rotary Club were some of the most generous people I have ever met. By the end of my presentation, they pledged to donate 32 bicycles or ($3,840, $120 for each bike) for the next two orphanages. I was moved and touched by their generosity and their willingness to help Bikes 4 Orphans and transform the lives of orphans. When I started this project, I never imagined people would be so willing to donate to causes like this and help make an impact on the world. My team and I are humbled and grateful.

The Rotary Club of Glendale (Noon) website:

The President of the Rotary Club, Natalie Komuro, and Sebouh Bazikian

Monday, August 5, 2013

Back from Kenya: Mission Accomplished

I just got back from an amazing & humbling trip to Kenya. The bikes were a huge hit! And I witnessed first hand the effectiveness & power of bikes in 3rd world countries.  The younger children were able to go to school (instead of walking for 2 hours which I personally experienced), 3 of the older orphans used the bikes to go to work  and one even was able to travel far and visit an extended family member for the 1st time in 2 years.

Here is a quick glimpse of the trip.  Video & complete album will be ready after August 15th.

Great job to our team and all the sponsors who made this possible.  Together we made the lives of 43 orphans better.