The MRCA Young Contractors Council (YCC) organizes a community service event each year in conjunction with the Conference and Expo. These events are designed to give back to the community that is local to the show’s location.
This year, the YCC Bike Build Service Project generated 45 bicycles that the Fort Worth Fire Department will distribute in conjunction with the City Council to local youth in need.
The YCC partnered with the Bikes for Kids Foundation for this amazing project.
Bikes for Kids Foundation has impacted over 61,000 economically disadvantaged children since 2002. Our focus is to provide character building books and classroom instruction while rewarding the student’s reading and completed essay with a bike and helmet. With the support of sponsors from across the United States, we have impacted Title 1 students in hundreds of underserved elementary schools. It is our intention to dramatically expand our presence to every classroom in the country. We do this with thanks to the generous support of corporations and individuals seeking to serve those in need in their communities.
The children that are served by Bikes for Kids are Title 1 students. Title 1 students are from families who are struggling to live with incomes below the poverty level. We help with character building books and classroom instruction. Title I elementary schools are identified for sponsorship on the basis of the Department of Education’s School Accountability Report Card Report and account for 67% of all elementary schools – 21 million children living in poverty in America.
Thank you to the entire MRCA Board of Directors for purchasing the bikes that were built!