The response for BikesForKidsToledo has been amazing.
I wanted to share with you a submission that was sent from Tiffin Ohio.
“My daughter comes from a multi-ethnic family. In second grade she came home from school saying she hated her skin color and wanted to change it. She told me she wanted to shave her arms and legs as well as her upper lip area as fellow classmates were making fun of her. They said she looked like a boy and had a mustache. She struggles with what kids say and it gets her down. Now in fourth grade she still continues to deal with bullying, being made fun of and racist comments. She was raised not to judge another person no matter what and that everyone is special and deserves respect. She puts aside things being said about her and helps others who are dealing with similar issues. She stresses to fellow peers as well as younger and older kids that we are each unique, each deserve to be happy as well as liked and lived no matter who we are or what we look like. If she sees someone sad or hurt she is the first one to step in and make them feel better. She overcomes how she feels by helping others.”
NOTE: If you were moved by this entry and wish to help purchase a bike for this child You can sponsor a whole bike ($200), half of a bike ($100) or a quarter ($50).
If you are interested in sponsoring a bike for a bullied child, please email me
If You know of a child who is worthy of a Brand New Bike.. please visit BikesForKidsToledo.com
Thanks Again to Charles Boyk Law Offices and Wersell’s Bike & Ski Shop