Are you interested in making a difference this Christmas?
In partnership with Act For Kids, GCCEC invites you to donate to our Build A Bike charity event to be held on Tuesday 10th December 2019.
This Christmas our joy is knowing that our small gesture will bring smiles to many little faces.
“The joy that a brand new bicycle brings when one suddenly appears on Christmas day for a child is like magic. You can see it in their eyes, both the disbelief and the joy. Like other children, they have a new bicycle which will bring them years of enjoyment and fitness through outdoor activity"
- Gary Poole, Act For Kids Regional Director
Over the past 3 years, the GCCEC team and over 50 generous businesses built bikes for children and donated 126 bikes to Act for Kids, just in time for Christmas. All involved really enjoy building the bikes, knowing our donation was going to the most vulnerable children in our Gold Coast community.
A family with four children who have a parent significantly affected by mental illness we about to celebrate Christmas with no gifts for the children as the family barely manages to provide food, clothing and shelter. The Act for Kids staff member advised that the mother that all the children were to be gifted donations from Build A Bike and she cried when she told her and spoke about her feelings of hopelessness leading up to Christmas knowing that she was not able to provide gifts for her children. She described the donations as being gifted by angels.
"My bike is very special to me because I learnt to ride without training wheels so I'll remember it forever."
- Jiselle, 7 years old.
"My bike is the fastest bike in the world!!!"
- Kai, 4 years old
"I love my bike because we all get to do family things together and take all our bikes."
- Belinda, 6 years old
This year we want to grow our event, with an aim to donate over 100 bikes collectively with Gold Coast businesses to spread the Christmas cheer. We are asking for your investment in a bike and donation of time with your team members to assemble these gifts.
This year we welcome donations for individual children or families so that all siblings can share the joy of being gifted a bike this Christmas.
$300* includes 1 bike, 1 helmet and 1 pump
$600* includes 2 bikes, 2 helmets and 2 pumps
$900* includes 3 bikes, 3 helmets and 3 pumps
$1200* includes 4 bikes, 4 helmets and 4 pumps