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Nearly 900 Inland Empire children getting new bikes this holiday thanks to volunteers and Corona nonprofit group

By in Press Enterprise on December 22, 2017

By Suzanne Hurt

  • Jose Arballo Jr, right, senior public information specialist, checks the size of a helmet for Brianna Hull, 8, during a Christmas bicycle giveaway on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Riverside University Health System in Riverside, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Correspondent)

  • Children receive bicycles as part of a Christmas giveaway on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Riverside University Health System in Riverside, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Correspondent)

    Children receive bicycles as part of a Christmas giveaway on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Riverside University Health System in Riverside, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Correspondent)

  • Brianna Hull, 8, right, rides her new bike as her mother, Krystal, loads up her brother's bike after the children received them during a Christmas giveaway on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Riverside University Health System in Riverside, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Correspondent)

    Brianna Hull, 8, right, rides her new bike as her mother, Krystal, loads up her brother’s bike after the children received them during a Christmas giveaway on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Riverside University Health System in Riverside, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Correspondent)

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Close to 900 children living in the Inland Empire are getting new bikes for Christmas thanks to a Corona nonprofit group and hundreds of volunteers who spent part of last weekend building bikes.

More than 300 people assembled 878 kids’ bicycles at El Cerrito Middle School in Corona on Saturday, Dec. 16, for the Bicycles for Children organization.

The group was launched six years ago by El Cerrito Middle School math teacher John White to help bond impoverished children to the Corona-Norco Unified School District by giving them bikes.

On Saturday, $34,000 worth of bikes were put together by 30 firefighters, four police officers, Girl and Boy scouts, school organizations and […]    

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