Help emotionally support children affected by West Coast wildfires.
In Big Creek, California, fire destroyed over 65% of their homes. Miraculously, the elementary school is still standing. The principal of Big Creek Elementary would love a CYCLE Kids program to help his children heal from the trauma they have experienced.
Children in fire-torn communities are still reeling from the effects of COVID-19, and now many who have lost their homes are scattered across the country. Schools have begun remote learning in an effort to help children stay connected to their friends and teachers, and create a sense of normalcy. The children in these communities need emotional support to heal from losses due to the fires and from the social isolation caused by the pandemic.
CYCLE Kids wants to help these children heal. The goal is to raise $75,000 to give three programs to Big Creek Elementary in Fresno County, San Lorenzo Valley Elementary in Santa Cruz County, and Rivergold Elementary in the Yosemite area of Madera County.
If we meet our goal, Kent will also donate 30 bikes to children in these communities!
Join us to make a difference in the lives of these children by donating to the campaign. Help us get the word out by sharing this with your family and friends, and posting on social media.
About CYCLE Kids
Our mission is to ensure the basic rights of children to a physically and emotionally healthy start in life. We give schools a program to help their students develop confidence and skills to meet life’s challenges head-on. Since 2004, we have had a powerful, proven impact on children and communities, serving over 30,000 public, private, and charter school students across the country. Over 60% of our students live below the poverty line.
The CYCLE Kids program is taught by school staff and helps build mentoring relationships between teachers and students. Schools receive all the equipment and materials they need to teach the program, including bicycles and helmets, a teaching curriculum, teacher training, evaluation materials, and Student Kits.
For more information about the CYCLE Kids program, please visit http://www.cyclekids.org.
(Photo courtesy of Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images from the Creek Fire in Big Creek, CA.)