Last year, one of our boys, Ryan, asked for a bicycle. All of his friends have bikes; he always wanted one, but never had one. It was his one Christmas request. As he watched everyone open their presents he looked around confused as to why he did not have any to unwrap. All the sudden a staff member rode in on a bike just for him. His entire face lit up as he jumped from his seat and ran to see it. He stood there just smiling, not believing that his was just for him, he finally got what he had always wanted, his own bike.
Not only did Ryan get the one thing he had always wanted, but that bike is now a form of his therapy. He uses it as a coping skill to help him deal with his family problems and frustration. He is frequently seen riding around campus on his bike. Whenever I see him, I can’t help but smile knowing the positive impact this one gift has had on him and the radiant smile on his face when he got it.
- $1,000: Provides gifts for one of our cottages – bringing smiles to 7-10 boys!
- $500: Provides gifts for three boys – creating special memories for each!
- $125: Provides gifts for one boy – making his holiday one to remember!