On Monday, August 6, children under 12 in Toronto Community Housing's Lawrence Heights community received brand new bicycles thanks to the generosity of the Dutch Consulate General and Toronto Community Housing. Many take new bikes for granted but not the high-needs families in Lawrence Heights for whom new bikes are normally out of reach – it was a joyous celebration with the bike presentation and a community BBQ that followed.
The donation from the Dutch Consulate General originated from Go Green Go Dutch, Go Bike! –an environmental awareness and fundraising bike ride from the Humber River Bridge to City Hall back in May.
Proceeds went to buy brand new bikes for children in high needs communities. Toronto Community Housing matched the funds raised to increase the number of bikes.