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Faith in Humanity: Group wants to recycle 1,000 donated bicycles for holiday gifts

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One of the most common gift requests from small children is a bicycle to call their own.

Most people can recount the first time they were given a bike and how much it meant to them. It’s practically a milestone on life.

One Arizona group is working to make sure 1,000 children in foster care can have the same experience by giving them a donated bicycle during the holiday season.

The Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents’s Recycle your Bicycle seeks to gather older bikes that aren’t being used and refurbish them to make a suitable gift for a child in the foster system.

The program has given away 3,500 bikes since the program began, but with about 19,000 children in the state care system, there is always more work to be done.

Recycle your Bicycle is looking for bike donations and volunteers to help repair donated bicycles. Donations to the group can also be made online.

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