Join ABC15, Earnhardt Auto Centers to Recycle Your Bicycle for a child in foster care

PHOENIX - Have an extra bike you no longer use? Donate it for a child in foster care!

ABC15 and Earnhardt Auto Centers are kicking off the 2014 Recycle Your Bicycle campaign during the month of September to help Arizona kids in the foster care system.

Can't make it out to Chandler? We will also be collecting new and gently used bicycles at 16 Earnhardt Auto Centers dealerships throughout the Valley:

Rodeo Kia
10685 W Papago Fwy     
Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 298-1200

Earnhardt Honda
10151 W Papago Fwy
Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 934-5211

Earnhardt Hyundai Avondale
10401 W Papago Fwy
Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 388-5800

Earnhardt Chandler Cadillac
1450 S Gilbert Rd
Chandler, AZ 85286
(480) 945-1200

Earnhardt Ford
7300 W Orchid Ln
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 893-0000

Earnhardt Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
1521 E Drivers Way
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 926-4000

San Tan Hyundai
3252 S Auto Way
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 384-8000

Rodeo Ford
13680 W Test Dr
Goodyear,  AZ 85338
(623) 298-3900

Earnhardt Buick GMC
6315 E Auto Park Dr
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 981-1900

Earnhardt Nissan
6354 E Test Drive
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 981-3331

Earnhardt Toyota Scion
6136 E Auto Loop Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 807-9700

Earnhardt Kia
2121 E Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 346-5400

Earnhardt Liberty Kia
5600 E Market St
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 759-5600

Earnhardt Cadillac
7901 E Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd  
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 483-4000

Earnhardt Hyundai North Scottsdale
8445 E Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd 
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 922-5200

Earnhardt Lexus  
6905 E McDowell Rd       
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(480) 990-7000
 

On Tuesday, September 16, ABC15 hosted a phone bank and raised $7,730 and 100 bike donations for the effort. The donations will go to buy bike supplies like tubes, tires, new seats and cleaning supplies.

PHOTOS: Benefit children by recycling an old bike you've outgrown

All bicycles collected during the drive will be given to children during this winter’s holiday season with the help of the Arizona Association for Foster & Adoptive Parents .

Children in foster care have an especially tough life.  Many times, they enter foster care with little more than the clothes on their backs. Our partners at Recycle Your Bicycle want to make sure every child is able to participate in a normal part of growing up – riding a bike. 

Recycle your Bicycle started in 2009 with one volunteer and one bike.  Over the last four years, it has grown into a year-round collection effort. In 2013, 700 bikes were donated.

“When we started, we knew that Recycle Your Bicycle would make a huge difference in the lives of children in foster care. Whether it’s the joy of a first bike, or reliable transportation to a first job, every bicycle we recycle creates a lifetime memory for child,” said Joe Jacober, Recycle Your Bicycle coordinator.  “The program has grown over the years as  the community becomes engaged in donating bikes, and so many volunteers have such a great time giving back, and being part of something that can mean so much to so many kids.”

“We are very proud to be a member of this group which is working towards the goal of giving lots of great holiday gifts to deserving kids in the Arizona Foster Care Program,” said Tex Earnhardt, founder of Earnhardt Auto Centers. “Thank you in advance for your participation!”

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