The long-running Bikes for Kids program from the Salvation Army Sierra Del Mar Division and NBC 7 San Diego has made students at several San Diego Unified schools proud in recent months.
The program gives free
bicycles to elementary school students nominated by their school,
teacher or a member of the community. Recent free rides go to students
at Linda Vista, Fulton, Kumeyaay, Gage and Zamorano schools.
special day each week, NBC San Diego Morning News weathercaster Whitney
Southwick rides into a classroom on a brand new bicycle, and presents it
to the child along with a helmet and lock.
A Salvation Army
officer gives the child a certificate of recognition and then both the
officer and Southwick talk to the class about why this child was chosen,
bicycle safety, and the importance of a positive attitude in life. The
program is supported by donations to the Salvation Army and the station.
For more information on the winners, go to the Salvation Army website: March | April