advancement of communication and cooperation
and it will infuse your conference, meeting or retreat with an amazing energy and a greater
sense of meaning.
You may donate the bikes and trikes you build to any needy organization such as the Boys and Girls Club,
Bikes for Tykes or another charity of your choice. Our Recommendation:
The Ant & the Grasshopper is happy to work with any philanthropic organization you prefer and we will facilitate the building of bikes/trikes
for children of all ages. We would, however, like to bring one issue to your attention. Bike building has become very popular as of late and
the trend seems to be that groups prefer to build the small bikes and trikes for the younger children (ages 3 - 8). Now while organizations are
thrilled to accept these bikes they have advised us that very few bikes have been donated for the children ages 9 - 16. The
needs of these children are great and their joy just as infectious as the young ones'. We recently discovered this for ourselves when we facilitated
a bike building program in the British Virgin Islands (see photo below). The bikes were donated to the Rainbow Children's Home, a shelter for
abused children ages 9 and older. The children were absolutely thrilled with their new mountain bikes and their spirits soared when they
climbed aboard for their first ride! The Social Development Department of BVI thanks the Young Presidents Organization of the Chicago Area,
for their generous donation.
If you would like to learn more about The Great American Bike/Trike Giveaway or any
of our other team building programs please don't hesitate to