Suburban Assault

Helping Build Bikes For A Good Cause: The Children’s Advocacy Center

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Finished Bikes

I saw a post on BikeDFW a few days ago asking for volunteers for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. Apparently, they got an anonymous donation of 300 bicycles to give to the children, but needed people to help assemble them. After reposting the information on BFR, I decided to help out as well. I’m not much of a bike mechanic, but I have put a few of my kid’s bikes together over the years.

So, this morning, I packed some tools and rode my bike to their location in Plano. On arrival, I noticed several stacks of boxes filling their main hallway – all packed with a variety of Huffy bikes, ready to be assembled. I grabbed one, unpacked my tools, rolled up my sleeves and got to work. It wasn’t long before a small army of volunteers filled the center, all eager to help. We were like elves in Santa’s workshop, getting ready for the big day. There were so many volunteers that some of us ended up working in the hallways and outside.

The folks at CAC were extremely grateful for all the help and repeatedly thanked us. But it was us who should have been thanking them for giving us the opportunity to help with such a good cause.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay for the entire day. I did leave knowing that they were in the good hands of some dedicated volunteers who were well on their way of finishing. I did manage to snap some pics between bike builds. Click here to see the set.

The Task At Hand

Building The Bike

Waiting For Final Check

Joe Builds A Bike

Final Check Point


Written by dickdavid

November 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm

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  1. I salute you!

    Steve A

    November 6, 2011 at 9:11 am

  2. That’s the true holiday spirit!


    November 6, 2011 at 10:16 am

  3. This is so great!! And for a wonderful cause too!


    Danielle Sanders

    November 6, 2011 at 10:45 am

  4. Good show!


    November 6, 2011 at 11:09 am

  5. Thanks ! ! !

    You guys did so well that, by the time I got out of the Dallas Parks Summit at Fair Park, the bikes were finished!


    Warren Casteel

    November 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

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