TAMPA, Fla. – The Yodzis family, a local Tampa family, has partnered with Tampa-based non-profit organization, onbikes, to donate 100 new bicycles for children in foster care throughout the Tampa Bay area.
“It is very humbling to be able to give back during the holiday season, and onbikes provides a platform that gives us the opportunity to bring joy and fun to deserving children,” said Sasha and John Yodzis.
The Yodzis family has deep roots in the Tampa community. Their portfolio of Tampa-based businesses include: DOW Electronics, Digital Reception Services, and London Philips.
Carol and Chip Yodzis, along with their daughter Sarah Audibert, said, “We are very grateful for the continued support that the Tampa Bay community has provided our businesses over the years, so it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to provide something as special as a child’s first bike.”
The mission of onbikes is to restore the self-confidence, health and overall well-being of at-risk children in the community by providing these children with bicycles. onbikes presents an annual Winter Wonder Ride, now in its fifth year, to raise money toward the purchase of bicycles and helmets. More than 1,000 riders participated in last year’s ride and onbikes expects to have even more participants this year. Click here for more information on the event.
On December 5th, onbikes, with the help of hundreds of volunteers built the bikes at an event that took place at the Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa. More than 500 bikes were assembled for distribution to the foster children.
WHAT: 5th Annual Winter Wonder Ride
WHEN: Saturday, December 12th, 2:00 – 10:30 pm
WHERE: Curtis Hixon Park
600 N. Ashely Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
onbikes is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 when a group of friends organized a community bike ride during the winter holiday season to raise funds so at-risk kids could receive their very first bike. The mission of onbikes is to restore the self-confidence, health and overall well-being of at-risk children in the community by providing these children with bicycles. They strive to make onbikes a lifestyle, not just an organization. It is their hope that each life they touch picks up their “giving is better than receiving” philosophy, and they are committed to serving the community around them. onbikes will positively impact the children, families, and communities in which they live. To learn more, visit onbikes.org.