Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business that is home to a 9.2 megawatt clean energy facility, continued its legacy as a good neighbor by helping make the holiday season a little brighter for children at the Child & Family Center, Helping Our Children Santa Clarita, Val Verde, 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 17th Annual Christmas Promise Bike Build program.
“Chiquita Canyon is always honored and excited to constantly support and contribute to our local nonprofits,” said Steve Cassulo, District Manager of Chiquita Canyon. “There is no greater feeling than watching the children receive these gifts, and even more, seeing their faces and excitement because for some it is their first bike.”
Christmas Promise Bike Build is a Waste Connections annual tradition of providing thousands of bicycles for underprivileged children across the country. Now in its seventeenth 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 85 bikes today to the Child & Family Center, Helping Our Children Santa Clarita, Val Verde, 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.
“The Boys & Girls Club is extremely grateful for the continued support of Chiquita Canyon, not just for this but for their constant support for events throughout the year,” said Boys & Girls Club CEO Matt Nelson. “This Club relies on the community and its support, and Chiquita Canyon has done just that to help us proudly support the children of this Valley.”