Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley
Bike Elf is pleased to be able to partner with the Boys & Girls Club Blount County (BGCBC) in Maryville, TN to provide bicycles for the children they serve. As bicycles are refurbished, they are delivered to the club and offered to club members as an incentive for academic achievement, attendance, Youth of the Month, and other performance-improvement criteria. Serving about 140 children during the school year and more than 200 in the summer, the BGCBC has proven to be an amazing partner.
In 2015, Bike Elf donated 125 bicycles to the Club and 42 of those bicycles were awarded to children at Bikes for Brains & Hard Work giveaway programs held throughout the year. An additional 20 bicycles will be awarded in January 2016 to BGCBC members who made Fall 2015 Honor Roll or demonstrated marked academic improvement from the first grading period to the second.