Share The Joy! Local Auto Repair Shop Hosts Christmas Bike Drive
Fast Lane Auto Repair is at it again! They're asking businesses and residents to donate bikes of all sizes, scooters, and skateboards to benefit less fortunate children in the area.
Every year so many kind-hearted community members roll up to Christmas Wish with brand-new bikes for the kiddos—children who deserve a blessing for Christmas. Many children wish for a bike, but we don't always have the funding to make it happen. We depend on donations. What I've seen over the last several years has been a miracle.
FAST LANE AUTO REPAIR BIKE DRIVE HISTORY
When Tony Lane and the team at Fast Lane Auto Repair decided to do a bike drive in 2020, I wouldn't have guessed how successful it would be. Hundreds of children across the area got bicycles for Christmas, thanks to community generosity. It was incredible watching them roll into the Christmas Wish Office with a bundle of bikes. And, then show up again and again! They also put most of the bikes together themselves, which was incredible.
2023 BIKE DRIVE FOR CHRISTMAS WISH
As we approach the Christmas season, Fast Lane Auto Repair is back once again to host a Bike Drive to benefit children in the area. Doesn't every child deserve a bike under the tree from Santa at least once in their lifetime? We say, yes indeed they do.
"Don’t forget guys we have started our Christmas Wish bike drive again this year. We invite all of the people and businesses of Owensboro to donate a new bike or cash to purchase a new bike. I would like to challenge all of my small business owner friends to help out and let’s make this our biggest year ever for the kids!! Let’s make all the kids smile this Christmas!", Tony Lane, Owner of Fast Lane Auto Repair
The 2023 Christmas Wish Bike Drive is underway now at Fast Lane Auto Repair at 2121 Triplett St. or 1709 Breckenridge St in Owensboro. You can drop off a new bike or make a monetary donation and the team will purchase bikes.
BIKE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
2121 Triplett St, Owensboro
1709 Breckenridge St, Owensboro
CHRISTMAS WISH VOLUNTEERS
Christmas Wish runs with a core group of volunteers who have supported the mission for 10 to 30 years. US Bank is a huge partner allowing employees to volunteer their time during the season. Over the years, many businesses have also jumped on board with “Giving Programs." There would be no Christmas Wish without the volunteers who devote their time.
Volunteers will be needed starting on Wednesday, November 15th this season. If individuals or businesses would like to volunteer, they can email ChrsitmasWish@wbkr.com.
We’ll once again be located at Towne Square North in Owensboro. In the former Shoe Stop location by Big Lots. Our “soft opening” will be on Monday, November 27th. Grand Opening Day will be on Monday, December 4th, 2023.
HOW TO DONATE TO CHRISTMAS WISH?
Why give to Christmas Wish? The program runs from around $500 to $800 annually. Everyone volunteers their time. We get the space, signage, etc. all donated. Restaurants feed the volunteers each day during the season. Your donations go to children who need it the most!
CHRISTMAS WISH MISSION
Since 1976 Christmas Wish has been “MAKING SURE EVERY CHILD IN THE TRI-STATE GETS A VISIT FROM SANTA”. You can make a huge difference in the lives of others and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by giving back to those in need this holiday season.
Because of efforts and community generosity, 1,940 needy families received Christmas last year. Over 8,000 children had presents under the tree. Over 50,000 gifts were handed out during the holiday season. If you're in need this holiday season or know someone who is, letter submissions will be open on Friday, November 4th, 2023.
As we get ready to celebrate our 47th Anniversary Season of Christmas, let's look back at the record-breaking 2022 season.
Record-Breaking 2022 Christmas Wish Wrap up
Gallery Credit: Barb Birgy