The group was amazed when the kids actually showed up to receive the bikes, many of them didn’t know until that moment that the kids would be attending the event. Each group was able to deliver a completed bike to an individual kids and see the smile on that kid’s face!
The pride in the groups as they took pictures,exchanged names with the child that they built that bike for. Direct Energy is the largest competitive retailer of energy and related services in North America, so they also wanted to be able to give something back to their community. We worked closely with Youth at Heart Charity in Tulsa to provide children with new bikes, their first bike in many cases. At the end of the event as the children rode around the room on their new bikes, the COO Dennis Weikle stood and clapped and said “this is great”.