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New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas

by Can'd Aid Foundation
New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas
New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas
New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas
New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas
New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas
New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas
New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas
New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas
New Bikes for Underserved Children in Texas

Summary

Natural disasters cause community-wide trauma that have lasting impact on residents long after the rains subside, the wind settles, and the media trucks move on. For children, these events are even more devastating and frightening. Getting back to a regular routine in safe and familiar schools can help children struggling with the aftereffects of natural disasters. We work with disaster-affected areas to help promote positivity through Treads & Trails, donating new bikes to children in need.

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Challenge

Natural disasters cause community-wide trauma that have lasting impact on residents long after the rains subside, the wind settles, and the media trucks move on. For children, these events are even more devastating and frightening. Many children develop serious symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Harris County, an area still recovering from Hurr. Harvey, recently experienced devastating flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda. In some areas, Imelda dropped over 40 inches of rain in 72 hrs.

Solution

Getting back to a regular routine in safe and familiar schools can help children struggling with the aftereffects of natural disasters. The work required to repair schools and ready them for students' re-entry is costly and challenging after disasters, especially given their already taxed budgets. Can'd Aid works with low-income schools in disaster-affected areas to help offset many of the school's needs and to add programs for children that help promote positivity through Treads & Trails.

Long-Term Impact

Can'd Aid recognizes the need certain communities have for exercise opportunities and offers a unique solution to the ever-growing problem. Through our program, we rally volunteers and provides them with equipment, tools and instruction to build bikes. When the builds are complete, the new wheels are presented in a surprise assembly to an entire grade. Professional athletes are part of the assembly, teaching the students about the importance of exercise and keeping dreams alive.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Can'd Aid Foundation

Location: Longmont, CO - USA
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Twitter: @CANdAid
Project Leader:
Sara Hannafin
Longmont, CO United States

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