On Wednesday, October 11th, our Weifield Texas team built 50 bikes that were donated (along with helmets) to students at Hector P. Garcia Elementary (Temple Independent School District) in Temple, Texas!
The students watched a bike safety video and met the Weifield Texas group before heading out to the parking lot to get their bicycle and helmet. Many of the students even had the opportunity to test drive the bicycles before their families took the new bicycles home. The students receiving the bicycles represent all grade levels at Garcia Elementary and were selected based on need, behavior for the first six weeks, and teacher recommendations.
“When we learned that Weifield Austin was going to donate some bikes to us, we were very excited, but when we were told it was going to be 50 bikes that they individually built with their own hands, we all sat in shock for a minute,” said Courtney Christian, principal of Hector P. Garcia Elementary School. “It is such a tremendous outpouring of care and support of our kids. This opportunity allowed us to highlight students who exemplify our Garcia Guidelines for Success – students who show respect, act responsibly, support others, and strive for success each and every day. The support of folks like Weifield Austin truly defines partnership and community, and we are very grateful for what they are doing for kids.”
The below bike donation Weifield quote will be published on the school’s media:
“Giving back to the community is a core value of Weifield, which drives our actions. We are devoted to creating a meaningful impact in the communities we serve across Austin and the surrounding cities of Central Texas. Our aim is to blend philanthropy seamlessly into our team building efforts, providing a platform for our team to engage, give back, and support those in need.
We believe in reaching every corner of our city with our philanthropic initiatives. We have previously supported multiple schools in the Pflugerville area. Our recent choice of this particular school for donation was strategic, aiming to distribute our contributions thoughtfully across various areas of our operations. By doing so, we intend to extend our support to different districts, ensuring we touch the lives of a diverse range of children and families.
Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of young learners and their communities, addressing their unique needs and offering them opportunities for growth and success. Donating a bike to an underprivileged child is a small gesture that can significantly enhance their quality of life. It empowers them to overcome barriers, promotes education, encourages physical health, provides a challenge, and imparts valuable life skills and experiences.”
We’re grateful to demonstrate the ‘C’ (Community) PACT Value and give back to our community!