On Saturday May 30th, the remaining students from Sedalia Elementary who hadn’t picked out their hard earned bicycles yet, came by The Kickstand to do just that. Some of the students were out of town on the day of the Dream Bike Event, or couldn’t make it there on that special day. So Project ReCycle dedicated Saturday morning to giving those students another opportunity to receive that bike. Kent and Patrick, the two managers of The Kickstand, located on the 4th floor of the Castle Rock Hospital– were on hand to adjust seats, fit each child with the right size bike, and even teach them to ride…. The children had a fun time riding in large circles around bright orange cones, some even whizzed by sporting their new Project ReCycle helmets.
It was Saturday morning May 2, and the sun shone brightly. What a joyous day for both the volunteers- and the recipients of the special gift of a bicycle. This year’s Project ReCycle Bike Event was held at Sedalia Elementary. Sedalia was the first school to have 100% of the students earn their own bike. What an accomplishment! Each student could earn their own bike by improving attendance, academics, and showing respect to their teachers and peers.
Grace Community Church has been “gracing” Project ReCycle with monthly donations and volunteer hours for over a year now. Mark Donelson loves what Project ReCycle is all about- he personally got involved when the non-profit moved from the old warehouse to the 4th floor at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. “We moved over a thousand bikes- it was a lot of work, but very rewarding. I was hooked that day,” said Mark. Read more
Dawn Cochlan started volunteering with Project ReCycle about a year ago, but just right after Labor Day she became AJ Stapleton’s assistant. When AJ first told Dawn what he needed help with- he said holding his head, “I need you to take what’s in here and put it into that computer.” Dawn pointed to the computer and said, “I am here to help you in more ways than this.” In fact Dawn said giggling, “My email signature says-AJ’s right arm!” Read more