A Sun City Vistoso volunteer group has donated its 2,000th refurbished bicycle to local youths and adults in need. Wheels For Kids, which was founded in 2007 by Dick Swain, collects used bikes and overhauls them, makes sure they operate correctly and are safe, and then donates them to deserving children, teens and adults in Tucson.
The group began with 10 volunteers and now has 40 volunteers helping the effort. Recently, the nonprofit donated its 2,000th bicycle to a boy at the Gospel Rescue Mission. The group has donated bicycles to organizations such as Youth on their Own, Casa de los Niños, Tucson Boys’ and Girls’ Club and GAP Ministries.
For more information about the group, go to www.azwfk.org