Ahead of “Healthy Kids Day” (April 29), YMCA Buffalo Niagara will partner with Wheels For Workers 716 on a bicycle drive this month to benefit refugees and other families in need in Lockport and the surrounding communities.
A press release stated, “ ‘Healthy Kids Day’ is the YMCA’s annual celebration where kids can do what they do best – have fun! Activities include games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home during the summer.”
“Healthy Kids Day” will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 pm. at the Lockport YMCA, located at 5833 Snyder Drive. It is free for all in the community.
The YMCA and Wheels for Workers 716 aim to collect 100 bicycles to help families in need. During “Healthy Kids Day,” volunteers will be at the Lockport YMCA to discuss bicycle safety and the proper fitting of a helmet.
Any family can donate a bicycle at the Lockport YMCA. Families may also drop off bikes at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 4007 Main St., Eggertsville; or at Northstar Bikes at 224 Plaza Drive, Suite B, Buffalo. Donated bikes will be refurbished by volunteers and given to refugees and other families in need of transportation.
A press release stated, “Locally founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA's focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is reflected in the variety of programs that are offered to all ages and abilities. A not-for-profit organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves over 100,000 people annually through six membership branches and four camps throughout Western New York, as well as at over 40 community-based program sites.” For more information, visit www.YMCABN.org.