You may be thinking about firecrackers, but there is a group of “elves” thinking about Christmas.
Beginning July 1, the Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command will distribute 77 countertop Red Kettles to area businesses to collect donations for the Buck$ 4 Bikes program.
Over a thousand children ages 14 and under, who may otherwise receive no gift at all, dream of a bike for Christmas. Children qualified for The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program were consistently asking for a new bicycle yet their requests were being unfulfilled.
The Buck$ 4 Bikes program was founded in 2006 to help fulfill the requests of these children. In 2014, 1,880 children wished for a bike and 1,000 received one thanks to donated funds to the program.
The 2015 Buck$ 4 Bikes program goal is 1,150 bikes for needy boys and girls. Every penny donated to this cause will go to the purchase of a new Huffy bicycle with prices ranging from $32.00 to $48.50.
Sparklers in July are temporary. Sparkles in a child’s eyes on Christmas last forever. Help us make every child’s wish come true.
To donate funds to purchase a bike, visit one of these area businesses across the Metro during the month of July.
|Arvest Bank||Homeland (NW 122nd & Rockwell)||Pace Butler Corporation|
|Advance Chiropractic||InterTrust||Quail Creek Bank|
|BancFirst (5 locations only)||Jasco||RCB Banks|
|Bandana Reds||JGVE Engineering||The Buzz Coffee Shop|
|Beauty Mark Salon||J’s Hallmark locations||Sweets & Spurs|
|Cuppies & Joe||Liberty Mutual||TBS Factoring Service|
|Del Rancho (Midwest City)||Maccini Construction||Tinker Tag Agency|
|Fellers-Snider Law office||North OKC Rotary Club||Veritiv|
|First National Banks||Napoleon Deli|
|H & H Gun Range||Old Dominion Freight Lines|
Donations can also be made by mailing a check to:
The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command
Attn: Major Charlotte Gargis
1001 N. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Memo: Buck$ 4 Bikes
If you have any questions, contact The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command at 405-246-1100.