Wish for Wheels FoCo rolls out nearly 350 bikes, helmets to PSD students
When Kimberly Gutirierrez-Cuevas went to school on a recent fall day, she wasn’t expecting the surprise that awaited.
As part of the 2021 Wish for Wheels FoCo event, the Harris Elementary School second grader got a new bicycle and helmet – and with them, a renewed sense of independence.
“It’s my favorite color,” she said, appreciating the blue bike that sat before her and her dad. “I like my bike. If my parents let me, I will ride this bike to school.”
The best part of wheeling out the donated bikes “is the smile, the one you cannot erase,” said Yara Gonzalez, a fourth-year paraprofessional at Harris, who helped with the event. “The joy the students have of receiving something they want and appreciate as a surprise is indescribable.”
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