Businesses collecting donations to provide bikes for children at Christmas

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Thinking back to the summers of your childhood, you may remember spending a lot of time on your bicycle.

Now, a local organization is hoping to make sure that all children are able to have those kinds of memories.

The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma Women’s Auxiliary is kicking off its 14th annual Buck$ 4 Bikes fundraiser in July for Cleveland and Oklahoma counties in anticipation of Christmas.

The Buck$ 4 Bikes program raises funds to purchase bikes in support of The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma’s Angel Tree program.

“This annual fundraiser is more than just raising funds for bicycles,” said D’Anna Pulliam, Buck$ 4 Bikes committee chair. “It is about making a child’s Christmas wish come true. I am also extremely pleased that FedEx has confirmed free delivery once again this year of bicycles and our friends at Oklahoma Bicycle Society will be providing a new helmet for each bike purchased.”

Over 100 countertop red kettles have been distributed to area businesses in order to collect donations for the program.

“In 2018, 1,403 children wished for a bike and 1,403 received one thanks to the generosity of Central Oklahomans,” said Major Susan Ellis, area commander. “It is so heartwarming to see the outpouring of support from the community whether it be donating funds or helping to assemble over 1,000 bikes at Christmas.”

Donations may be made by visiting one of the area businesses below by August 1st: 

  • ADG Architecture
  • Advance Chiropractic
  • Advantage Bank – both locations
  • Alray’s Cleaners
  • Al’s Bicycle – N. MacArthur location
  • Arvest Bank – all locations in Oklahoma & Cleveland Counties
  • BancFirst – Sunnylane location
  • BancFirst – Sooner Road location
  • BancFirst – Jones location
  • BancFirst – NE 23rd location
  • Bandana Reds Diner
  • Beauty Mark Salon
  • Celestial Cycles
  • Coffee Slingers
  • Cuppies & Joe
  • Del Rancho – NE 10th location
  • Feller-Snider Law Office
  • First Bethany Bank – both locations
  • First National Bank – All locations in Oklahoma & Cleveland Counties
  • Fox Pools
  • Game HQ
  • Ginger’s Tag
  • Greenway Plaza Tag
  • H&H Gun Range & Café
  • Heritage Lanes Bowling Center
  • Homeland – NW 122nd location only
  • Jasco
  • J’s Hallmark – all locations in Oklahoma & Cleveland Counties
  • Maccini Construction
  • MWC YMCA
  • Napoleon Deli
  • Old Dominion Freight Lines
  • Pace Butler Corporation
  • Paris Plaza 66
  • Platinum Beauty Salon
  • Pro Bikes
  • Quail Creek Bank
  • Quail Tag Agency
  • RCB Bank – N. Broadway & N. Western locations only
  • Schlegel Bikes
  • Stitch
  • Swiss Cleaners – all locations
  • The Blue Bean
  • The Buzz Coffee shop
  • Tilted Tulip Boutique
  • Tinker Tag Agency
  • Veritiv
  • Westland Tag Agency
  • Wheeler Dealer Bicycle
  • Wilshire Gun Range.

Donations may also be made by mailing a check to:

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

1001 N. Pennsylvania Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Memo: Buck$ 4 Bikes

 

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