Bikes For Angels is a unique non-profit. It provides bicycles for kids from low-income families who otherwise couldn’t afford a bike. Based in Joshua, TX, and founded by Rick and Dee Curlee, Bikes for Angels has been able to give over 5600 bikes since 2007.
Bikes For Angels now hosts an annual car show and auction to raise funds for the organization. This year we donated a bright red 6 x 8 ft Ulrich Premier Victorian playhouse for their auction.
Auction day would turn out to be a very happy day for two young ladies.
The auctioneer started his chant, and soon the bidding began. The competition narrowed to two bidders. As the price rose, the competing bidder noticed the eager faces of Jamie Bennett’s daughters, Tori and Cindy. He promptly stepped out of the auction, and SOLD! — two girls wishes came true.
The girls immediately began exploring their new playhouse. They were delighted with its loft and little ladder. They started dreaming about the possibilities — painting the interior, adding cushions in the loft, and putting a little table downstairs.
The afternoon was hot, and Rick Curlee intended to wait a few days to deliver the playhouse. But the girls would have been devastated, so Rick delivered it the same day.
Rick wishes to express his gratitude to Ulrich for helping to make the auction a success. All told, the car show and auction brought in $18,000 for Bikes For Angels — enough money to brighten the lives of 360 kids who need a bike!
If you want to learn more about Bikes for Angels, or wish to donate, go to bikesforangels.org