Virginia Beach Group Needs Your Help To Provide 300 Bikes For Kids During Vacation
The NewMan Fitness Foundation of Virginia Beach needs more donations to reach their goal this year. You can also request to receive a bicycle.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – Author’s Note: The above video has been archived since March 4, 2021.
It’s something a lot of kids might want for the holidays: a new bike. The NewMan Fitness Foundation of Virginia Beach is helping make this possible with a vacation bike.
It’s the last week to donate a bike or money. The deadline to apply to receive a bicycle is Monday, December 20.
Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation, Tanecia Newman, was behind this initiative.
“The bike ride was totally inspired by my 10-year-old daughter Tamerah,” Newman said. “During last year’s pandemic, in April 2020, his grandmother gave him a bicycle to help cheer him up.”
It was a gift that 10-year-old Tamerah Newman said was a big deal.
“She opened the car door and I was like – I was speechless. I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ And I was super excited that I even liked having a bike, ”Tamerah said.
Tamerah said she wanted to share this feeling of having a new bike with other kids, which is why she helps her mom ride the bike.
“It’s very funny! I really love riding a bike, and I really love sharing that with other people,” she said. “Because I know a lot of people, a lot of kids around the world, they don’t have a lot of bikes, so I would really love to give them to them and that would be really cool!
Last year, the NewMan Fitness Foundation donated 30 bikes to 30 different kids in 30 days.
They have a much bigger goal this year, but they need your help to make it happen.
“The goal is 300 this year! We’re currently at 51, “Newman said.
Newman said that with your help, they can create 300 new childhood memories for children who otherwise might not have the chance.
“We saw how much it cheered her up and how much it really changed her (Tamerah’s) behavior – so we just wanted to extend that same feeling to other kids who might not have someone. ‘one who can just bless them with a bike that way,’ Newman said.
The Foundation accepts new or used bicycles in good condition.
You can drop them off at their location inside the Pembroke Mall. Please call them at 757-774-5984 or email them at [email protected] to coordinate.
You can also buy a bike from their Amazon Wish List.
Monetary donations are also welcome. You can donate to the group through PayPal.
If you need assistance on this holiday and would like to receive a bike, you can apply online. The deadline is Monday, December 20.
All of this information is available on the NewMan Fitness Foundation website at www.nmffoundation.org.