Christmas Bicycle Giveaway scheduled for Dec. 11
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is already preparing for the holiday season by calling for donations for its Christmas Bike Program. The program, which has been running for over 30 years, aims to spread the joy of the holiday spirit by providing refurbished bicycles and new helmets to children in need across San Luis Obispo County.
To make the program a success, the Sheriff’s Honor Farm serves as the central hub for donated bicycles that require repair. Inmates working at the Honor Farm, under the guidance of Bike SLO County, carry out all necessary repairs, instilling in them a positive work ethic, self-respect, and a sense of community service.
The Sheriff’s Office is accepting various types of donations to support the Christmas Bike Program, including new and used bicycles, new helmets, and monetary contributions. Individuals and businesses interested in donating bicycles or new helmets, preferably in their original packaging, can drop them off at any of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol stations in Templeton, Los Osos, Oceano, or directly at the Sheriff’s Honor Farm located at 880 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo.
For those who prefer to make monetary donations, checks can be sent to the following address: Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation Attn: Bicycle Fund P.O. Box 3752 San Luis Obispo.
By participating in the Christmas Bike Program, donors will not only bring joy to underprivileged children during the holiday season but also contribute to the rehabilitation and positive development of incarcerated individuals involved in the repair process.
Mark your calendars for the week of Dec. 11, as that is when this year’s Christmas Bicycle Giveaway is scheduled to take place.
Feature Image: A local youth happily rides her new bike courtesy of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Bike Program. Contributed Photo