County Waste Donates Over 200 Bicycles and Helmets to Capital Region Youth
After Assembling Bicycles by Hand, Employees Distribute Bikes to Numerous Capital Region Youth Organizations
Clifton Park, New York – On December 23, County Waste, a Waste Connections company, employees loaded up the final 40 of 220 bicycles they assembled for distribution to various Capital Region youth organizations. County Waste donated bicycles to 8 different area nonprofits in Albany, Colonie, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Troy, Nassau and Hoosick Falls. From there, these organizations disseminate the bicycles to families in need or utilize them at the organization.
This is the fourteenth year that Waste Connections has nationally donated bicycles to area youth. Last year, the company donated 2,500 bicycles across the country. This year, bikes were dropped off at several area organizations, including CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services of Clifton Park who received 50 bicycles in total.
“At Waste Connections, part of our commitment to excellence is being an active, contributing member of our community,” said Rob Wall, District Manager, County Waste. “As a team, it is a privilege to work together to give back to the deserving children of our region. We are both humbled and proud to give back to such inspiring organizations, and we thank them for everything they do for the children and families in the Capital Region.”
“The Bike Works Program helps children and teens receive a new or lightly used bicycle to help with recreation, healthy lifestyle, increased self-esteem, and transportation to and from work, school, and social events,” said Andy Gilpin, Associate Executive Director of CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services. “CAPTAIN works with community partners who donate new bicycles to the program and helps distribute them to children, teens, and families that apply to the program. The generous donation from Waste Connections makes an incredible impact on the program and allows us to almost double the amount of new bikes we can get into the community.”
CAPTAIN accepts lightly used bicycles from the community, refurbishes them as needed, and distributes them to children, teens and families. The organization accepts bikes Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more about how you can donate, please call 518-371-1185.