VMC Foundation & TurningWheels For Kids
Health - General and Rehabilitative › Single Organization Support
How does the app work?
TurningWheels For Kids is a subsidieary fund within VMC Foundation. The vision was to buy bikes at Christmas and give them to underprivileged children; children she believed might otherwise not receive any present from Santa. She began what she hoped would be a tradition of collecting money from her friends and colleagues to purchase as many bikes as possible for holiday distribution. But the story doesn’t end there. In 2005, Susan asked an amazing group of individuals to help flesh out her dream. With a resounding yes from each person, TurningWheels For Kids (TWFK) was born. The unbelievable success of this group has resulted in well over 6,000 bikes to local children. And as with all good ideas, the mission grew. Today, TurningWheels For Kids now distributes bikes not only at the holiday but also year round through a number of partnerships. TurningWheels For Kids now partners with Dr. Delgado’s Family Lifestyle Modification Center and Bay Area Women’s Sport’s Initiative (BAWSI), to encourage outdoor activity resulting in health and well-being for children. Recognizing the epidemic of childhood obesity as TVs, computers and texting become the sedentary past times of children we must hit a reset button and bring children back outdoors to the remembered fun of our childhoods. Riding bikes is a rite-of-passage for children and as the number one requested item by these children, brings kids back outdoors to active play ~ exactly what a child should be doing.