Archive for December, 2015

FIRST NEW BIKES FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

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Chiquita Canyon today continued its legacy as a good neighbor by helping make the holiday season a little brighter for children at the Child & Family Center, Help the Children, and the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.  Dozens of bicycles that were assembled by landfill employees and their families over the weekend were delivered today to the nonprofit organizations as part of Waste Connection’s 14th Annual Christmas Promise Bike Build program.

Christmas Promise Bike Build is a Waste Connections annual tradition of providing thousands of bicycles for underprivileged children across the country. Now in its fourteenth year, with the help from partners and local businesses, Christmas Promise Bike Build purchases and assembles bikes each holiday season and donates them to local charities. The build-a-bike program is donating more than 2,000 bicycles this year to organizations throughout the United States.

Locally, Chiquita Canyon built and delivered 65 bikes today to the Child & Family Center, Help the Children, and the Boys and Girls Club just in time for the holiday season. These organizations are invaluable nonprofit community organizations which help build a healthy Santa Clarita Valley by providing to children, adults and families.

“Chiquita Canyon is honored to be able to support out local nonprofit organizations this holiday season,” said Steve Cassulo, District Manager of Chiquita Canyon. “Nothing exemplifies the spirit of the season more than working together as a community to bring a child his or her first new bike.”

“The Child & Family Center is extremely grateful for the continued support of Chiquita Canyon this holiday season,” said Child & Family Center Foundation President/Executive Director Lois Bauccio. “It’s our mission to compassionately treat every child and adult as an individual that is respected and loved. Being able to make the season of giving a little brighter for our children and families is a wonderful holiday gift.”

At the Child & Family Center, children, adults, and families can easily access the help they need in a safe and nurturing environment. Responding to the community’s need for services, the Child & Family Center continues to grow and expand. The Center provides children and adults the opportunity to live in healthy, supportive relationships that encourage them to become responsible, caring citizens. For more information, please visit childfamilycenter.org.