You may be thinking about firecrackers, but there is a group of “elves” thinking about Christmas.
Beginning July 1, the Women's Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command will distribute over 100 counter top Red Kettles to area businesses to collect donations for the Buck$ 4 Bikes program.
The Buck$ 4 Bikes program was founded in 2006 to help families in need at Christmas. In 2016, 1,535 children wished for a bike and 1,535 received one which is a first for this program.
The 2017 Buck$ 4 Bikes program goal is 1,550 bikes for needy boys and girls. Every penny donated to this cause will go to the purchase of a new Huffy bicycle with prices ranging from $34 to $52.
Sparklers in July are temporary. Sparkles in a child's eyes on Christmas last forever. Help us make a child's wish come true.
To donate funds to purchase a bike, visit one of the area businesses below during the month of July.
Donations can also be made by mailing a check to:
The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Attn: Major Mary Matthews1001 N. Pennsylvania AvenueOklahoma City, OK 73107Memo: Buck$ 4 Bikes
Businesses participating in the Buck$ 4 Bikes fundraiser:Advance ChiropracticAdvantage BankAl’s Bicycle Store OKCAl’s Bicycle Store EdmondAll Arvest Bank locations in Oklahoma County and Cleveland CountyBancFirst locations in Harrah, Jones, Nicoma Park, & Del CityBandana Reds Diner, ChoctawBeauty Mark Salon, MooreCoffee SlingersCuppies & JoeDel Rancho Midwest CityFellers-Snider Law OfficeFirst Bethany Bank – 2 locationsFirst National Bank – all locations in Oklahoma County & Cleveland CountyFoxx PoolsGolf USAGrand Junction ClothingGreenway Plaza Tag AgencyH&H Gun RangeHeritage Lanes Bowling CenterHomeland located on NW 122ndHuntington JewelersJascoJ’s Hallmark – all locations in Oklahoma County & Cleveland CountyLiberty MutualMaccini ConstructionN. OKC Rotary ClubNapoleon Deli in Midwest CityOld Dominion Freight LinesPace Butler CorporationParis Plaza 66Platinum Beauty SalonPro BikesPrice EdwardsQuail Creek BankRCB Bank – all locations in Oklahoma County & Cleveland CountySchlegel BicyclesState Beauty SupplySwiss Cleaners - all locationsTBSThe Bicycle StoreThe Blue BeanThe Buzz Coffee ShopThe Enchanted CottageTilted Tulip BoutiqueTinker Tag AgencyVeritivWheeler Dealer Bicycle