As part of “Giving Back to the Community Week,” the South San Francisco Fire Department, South San Francisco Firefighters Union Local 1507, San Mateo County Human Services Agency, Genentech and Turning Wheels for Kids gave away 90 bicycles to children of low-income or disadvantaged families on June 28 at Fire Station 61 in South San Francisco. This bike giveaway was a continuation of an earlier giveaway that took place at Genentech’s campus when 30 bicycles were given to local families.
South San Francisco firefighters administered the recent event at Fire Station 61, inspecting and distributing brand-new bicycles to families in South San Francisco. Turning Wheels for Kids provided the bicycle parts, Genentech employees assembled the bicycles and San Mateo County Human Services Agency arranged appointments with low-income or disadvantaged families within the City of South San Francisco.
Turning Wheels for Kids is a nonprofit organization that fundraises money to provide new bicycles for disadvantaged children. Families with children whom are low-income, in foster care, on food assistance, in shelters, or are receiving mental health services are primary beneficiaries of this organization.
South San Francisco plans to host future bicycle events as part of continuing efforts to promote healthy living and eco-consciousness.
For more information about Turning Wheels for Kids, visit turningwheelsforkids.com.