OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Every Christmas, generous Oklahomans show up to provide gifts and necessities to children in need.

Every year, hundreds of at-risk and low-income children dream of having a bike of their own for Christmas.

Now, the Salvation Army Central Oklahoma’s Area Command’s Women’s Auxiliary is asking for the public’s help.

“Every year, we have hundreds of children who ask for a bike at Christmas,” said D’Anna Pulliam, volunteer of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. “It breaks your heart when they aren’t able to receive one. Sometimes, the only wish on their Christmas list is a new bike.”

The public is invited to donate at The Salvation Army kettles found at various businesses throughout Oklahoma City during the month of July.

Funds donated will go toward buying new bikes for children in the Oklahoma City metro area this Christmas.

Kettles can be found at the following locations:

  • Advanced Chiropractic
  • All About Cha, Norman
  • Alray’s Cleaners
  • Al’s Bicycle
  • BancFirst locations in Jones, Luther, Harrah, Del City, 23rd& Hiawasse, I-240 & Sooner Rd, SE 15 & Sooner Rd
  • Beauty Mark Salon, Moore
  • Bike Lab
  • Brown’s Shoe Store, Norman
  • Choctaw Golf Course Café
  • Chris’ Express Drug
  • Coffee Slingers
  • Del Rancho locations, NE 23rd, NE 10th
  • Fellers-Snider Law Office
  • First Bethany Bank – both locations
  • First National Bank – all locations
  • Fox Pools
  • Game HQ
  • Ginger’s Tag
  • Greenway Plaza Tag
  • H&H Gun Range & Café
  • Heritage Lanes Bowling Center
  • Homeland – NW 122nd
  • Huntington Fine Jewelers, both locations
  • Jasco
  • J’s Hallmark Stores locations in Oklahoma & Cleveland counties
  • Jet’s NY Slice, Moore
  • L3Harris
  • La Baguette Bakery & Café, Norman
  • Maccini Construction
  • Napoleon Deli
  • Not Your Average Joe, OKC & Norman
  • NW Tag Agency
  • OK Runner,  OKC & Norman
  • Old Dominion Freight
  • Pace Butler Corporation
  • Paris Plaza 66
  • Phat Tire, Edmond
  • Platinum Beauty Salon
  • Premiere Physical Therapy
  • Pro Bikes
  • Quail Creek Bank
  • Red Coyote Running & Fitness – both locations
  • RCB Bank, Broadway & N. Western locations
  • Rococo Restaurant
  • STS Scissortail Travel Stop, Norman
  • Swiss Cleaners, all locations
  • Taziki’s Restaurant
  • The Manhattan
  • Tinker Tag Agency
  • Virginia’s, Edmond
  • Wheeler Dealer Bicycle
  • Wilshire Gun Range.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the public, as well as our community partners,” said Area Commander Major Charles Powell. “A bike is such a simple gift that brings so much joy to underserved children during Christmas.”

 Last Christmas, Buck$ 4 Bikes was able to provide 594 Christmas wishes to Angel Tree children who requested bikes.