The Guardians of the Kids Flatrock Chapter is looking for donations of recent bicycles and money for its annual Household Appreciation Day and begin of Baby Abuse Consciousness Month.
Th occasion is March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the D&N Occasion Heart. April is Baby Abuse Consciousness Month.
On the Household Appreciation Day, the advocacy group provides away free bicycles, calling ticket numbers about each 5 minutes. The ticket holder has 15 minutes to select up their bike. Eventually yr’s occasion, the group gave away 174 bikes, mentioned Nate “Hillbilly” Yancy, vice chairman of the chapter and occasion organizer.
Whereas ready to see if their ticket quantity will get referred to as, attendees may also take pleasure in inflatables, carnival video games, a cake stroll, face portray and a free grill-out. Members of Deborah’s Legacy and different organizations may even assist that day, Yancy mentioned.
The “Little Guardians,” or the youngsters whom Guardians of the Kids spend time mentoring, additionally assist with the smaller video games, Yancy mentioned. There additionally shall be drawings for different prizes all through the day.
“It’s our means of giving again to the group for what they’ve performed for us all yr lengthy,” Yancy mentioned. “It’s actually a giant deal, as a result of final yr between dad and mom and kids, we had 1,700 folks.”
Between money and bike donations, Yancy hopes to offer away 100 new bikes at this yr’s occasion. He mentioned the group accepts “large bikes, little bikes, center bikes,” so long as they’re new.
“It prices as a lot cash to restore the bikes because it does to purchase a small bike for a kid,” he mentioned.
Whereas the day is all in enjoyable, Yancy additionally appears ahead to educating the general public about stopping little one abuse. That’s the motorbike group’s mission, along with serving to little one victims of abuse or sexual assault.
The easiest way for somebody to stop abuse, Yancy mentioned, is to report abuse as quickly as you’re conscious of it. He added that the mission of the Little Guardians is to cease bullying.
“If you see it, act on it,” he mentioned.