News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: July 18, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Wilsonville PD will award bicycles refurbished by juvenile offenders to 18 children in need at Boones Ferry Primary School (11495 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville) on Wednesday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. Media is welcome to attend.
The Sheriff's Office donates unclaimed bikes from its Property Room to Love Inc. -- a local non-profit that takes donated items and repairs them to be donated back into the community. The bicycles will be given to children of incarcerated parents.
Love Inc. teaches offenders from the Clackamas County Juvenile Department to repair the bikes.
"This is the second time our office has had the opportunity to be a part of the bike donation," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "We are grateful to partner with local non-profits like Love Inc. and Northwest Family Services that are truly making a difference in the lives of local children. Every kid needs a bike and to see the joy on their faces as they ride away is priceless."
A photo of Gerry Hines, who teaches the juvenile offenders to work on the bikes, is linked above.
Sheriff Craig Roberts will ride his bike alongside deputies who will accompany children on their new bikes at the ceremony on Wednesday, July 20. Kids will enjoy snacks and have the opportunity to meet the Clackamas County Sheriff's office K-9 dogs and their handlers. Each child will also receive a helmet to go with his or her bicycle.
The bike giveaway is a partnership between Love Inc., Northwest Family Services, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Northwest Family Services supports programs focused on supporting individuals, families, and children. The mission of Love Inc. in part is to respond to needs of those in the community and help in any way possible. The partnership with Love Inc. and Oregon City Evangelical Church has been made possible by a Clackamas County grant serving vulnerable populations.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office