As we’re nearing the end of August, we at REAL MEN wanted to let you know about one of the challenges a team of us has undertaken this month. A small group has joined the Sick Kids Great Cycle Challenge: the team spends the month of August cycling whenever they can, in order to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Our team has set out a goal of 2500 km, and intends to raise $6000. We’re happy to report that to date, we’ve been able to raise over $5200 towards cancer research.
Sick Kids does such an amazing job, helping children overcome cancer and getting their lives back. It’s a cause that REAL MEN supports wholeheartedly, and you can too! August still has some great days left to cycle, please consider helping us push past our goal, and contribute to this worthy cause!
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The requests for quality used bikes, from our community here in Hamilton, have been coming in thick and fast. REAL MEN Hamilton is committed to doing all we can to locate and provide bikes for all the people in need of wheels.
The gift of a FREE used bike and a new bike helmet represents far more than many of us realize. A bike transports essential workers during a downturn in the economy, it connects friends and families through trail systems, rather than taking several bus journeys, and a bike can unite a family in outdoor activity around our beautiful city.
The benefits to health, independence, and self-confidence are innumerable.This is why your donation of a bike can really make a difference in the life of someone in our city.
Please take a moment to view this short, one minute video, sharing some of REAL MEN’s recent community bike drop-offs, and detailing our current needs for bike donations.
Together we can make a difference.
One of the greatest parts of giving is seeing the reactions of those who receive. It has been said that it is a far greater blessing to give than it is to receive. At REAL MEN Hamilton, we have certainly found that to be true.
During new Covid19 regulations, we were not able to greet the children at Mission Services’s 196 After School Program, as we usually do, to adjust seat heights and fit helmets; however, we can rest assured that this latest batch of quality used bikes did find very worthwhile new homes.
In July, REAL MEN Hamilton partnered with Mission Services to provide quality used bikes and new bike helmets to 13 children in our inner-city. To children in Hamilton, a bike represents increased outdoor activity, further connections with friends and family, improved healthy lifestyle, and a sense of independence and achievement that very few other gifts could provide.
REAL MEN Hamilton would like to thank all the staff at Mission Services for their welcoming and inclusive approach to partnering with us, to ensure children in Hamilton benefit from the gift of wheels this summer.
Together, we can make a difference.
While we are thankful for the donations we continue to receive, we want to make sure that every bicycle we give to a family is as like-new as we can make it. That means that if it’s closer to a junker than something you would give to a family member, it’s probably better off being recycled at a community depot. Watch this video for a quick sum-up of the shape in which we need our donations:
BIG Happy Mother’s Day to all the fantastic moms out there!
REAL MEN Hamilton would like to wish all moms the very best for Mother’s Day. At every Bike Drive, and in everything we do in our city, we meet many loving and hardworking moms who are there for their children and families. From supporting your children as they start to ride a bike, to face painting and entertaining, to helping us with bike donations, you are much appreciated!
Happy Mother’s Day!