Lugo Charities Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 4th Annual Bike-In-A-Box Christmas event on Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral Church court yard that is located at 192 South Stone Avenue.
A special invitation to 500 under-privileged children from youth organizations, schools, churches, and children-support agencies in the Greater Tucson area will be attending this special day of giving.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 11:00 am to greet the children. Each child that has pre-selected will receive one of five-hundred (500) bicycles that we are planning to give away, along with a bike safety helmet provided by Tucson Medical Center of the Children’s Miracle Network.
The bicycles will remain in the box so that the parents or guardians can, together with the child, assemble the bicycle in promoting the true Christmas spirit and teaching the children the basic assembly and adjustments to their new bike.
There are many children in Tucson that may not enjoy the special occasion that Christmas should bring to all. Christmas should be remembered as a time of giving to help those in need.
Lugo Charities Inc. dba Bike-In-A-Box is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization which assist underprivileged children, so your contribution is tax deductible. Please click on the donation link as we would appreciate your support to make this a successful event to many children in need.
Merry Christmas! Jesse Lugo
You can donate online at http://www.lugocharities.com/, or by calling in to the John C. Scott radio show tomorrow between 4 and 5 p.m. KVOI 1030 AM on the radio. I reported about this 2 years ago with a photo (click here) and last year (click here). Host Scott, and guests Jesse Lugo and District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll raised $10,770 today on the radio show.
$45 purchases one bike, so please help by donating online, or calling 520-790-2040 on the radio show, as they need to raise money for 500 bikes. You can also mail checks to:
Bike In A Box
P.O. Box 26363
Tucson, AZ 85726
12/3/12 Update: Lugo reported on the John C. Scott show today that $22,195 has been raised to date. Please continue to send donations by mail, or online.
12/4/12 Update: $23,705 raised to date, so hopefully the goal of $25,000 will be reached shortly. Thanks to all who have donated so far. Go online if you haven’t, or mail a check to the address above.
12/5/12 Update: John C. Scott just reported on his radio show that $25,510 has been raised, so their goal has been reached. Thank you Tucson.
12/6/12 Update: $26,710 raised according to radio host John C. Scott. Drop by on Dec. 16 to see the kids get their bikes, 11 a.m.