Catholic Charities West Michigan and Meijer are working together to provide nearly 300 foster children with bikes and helmets.

Wood TV 8 reports that the kids are located in approximately 22 counties in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Traverse City.

The bikes (or tricylces or wagons, depending on the child's age) are meant to promote physical activity and give the kids an opportunity to enjoy time outside with their friends.

Chris Slater, CEO of Catholic Charities West Michigan said

“We’re funding things, such as summer camps, martial arts, music, athletics. The idea was to provide something the children can use every day, and that’s when we came up with bicycles tricycles and wagons. Almost 300 children will be receiving a bicycle, tricycle or a wagon.”


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