READING, PA, JUNE 2ND, 2015 – On Friday, May 29th, 2015, ten lucky members from Olivet Boys & Girls Club received free bikes from St. Catharine of Siena School in Reading. These donations were made through a special program run by students of St. Catharine of Siena, who raised money to purchase tools and materials for the bikes.
The lucky Olivet Club members, ranging from six to eleven in age, were hand-selected by their Club directors to be recipients of the bikes. They were then treated to a special day to commemorate the gifting of the bikes.
On Friday, members were picked up from Olivet’s Millmont Club unit and brought to St. Catharine of Siena School. Refreshments were provided as the kids enjoyed the rest of the day off from school. Students from St. Catharine not only helped to raise money for the bikes, but also assembled them for the Club kids. The Club members were then fitted properly on the bikes and got to take them out for a test ride.
Each Club Kid received a 20-inch bicycle and a helmet.
About Saint Catharine of Siena School
Saint Catharine of Siena School, founded in 1938, provides a quality Catholic education in a Christ-centered environment for the children of their parish and the surrounding community. Rooted in the Gospel message, their challenging academic program incorporates strategies and techniques necessary for success in the 21st Century. They nurture the growth of the whole child to prepare their students to become active members in their faith, life-long learners, and moral citizens in a global society.
The pastor and principal direct the school within the guidelines of the Catholic Church, the Diocese of Allentown, and the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in accordance with the requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
About Olivet Boys & Girls Club
Since 1898, Olivet Boys & Girls Club has been serving the youth of Greater Reading. We reach out to some of the areas hardest to reach young people. We provide them with a safe, positive, fun environment, supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations, and recognition.
A chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Olivet Boys & Girls Club serves 3,000 members a year, 1,500 different participants a week and 800 kids a day at seven club sites and six school sites in Reading as well as a location in Pottstown. The Club was founded in 1898. Its mission is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as healthy, caring, productive, responsible citizens.
Through the Club experience, Olivet Boys & Girls Club has the power to affect the young people who need us most by helping them to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment; be engaged citizens of good character who are involved in the community; and who adopt a healthy diet and practice healthy lifestyle choices. These are the outcomes for which we strive.
For more information about Olivet Boys & Girls Club visit https://www.olivetbgc.org