Books and Bikes is a Storytime Crafts COVID-19 initiative to give children hope during these unprecedented times. Our priority is supporting families in underserved communities most impacted by the pandemic. Providing books and bikes for children and families is our way of helping kids stay active and engaged in reading and learning.

UPDATE:
252 BIKES DONATED
MAY-DECEMBER, 2020
Storytime Crafts Partners with Nonprofit Peaceful Heart and Mind in Boston - May 24, 2020

As we continue to safely work and connect at a social distance, helping round the clock, seven days a week seems to be the new norm. We are in this together. 

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Bikes Distributed to Boston Public Schools Children - May 27, 2020
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Within two hours of a request for bikes for Boston Public Schools families, Storytime Crafts is providing three boys each with a bike and a signed copy of “Danny Dollar” by Ty Allan Jackson. Thank you to all the volunteer drivers meeting at the YMCA camp site today at Ponkapoag Trail to safely collect distributions for families.

Bikes Collected for BPS Families - May 28, 2020
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Storytime Crafts newest initiative “Books & Bikes” is off to a great start thanks to the generosity of the Needham Community. Supporting Boston Public Schools families most impacted by the the COVID crisis is our top priority and providing books and bikes for children is our way of helping kids stay active and engaged in reading and learning. Collecting used bikes and helmets in very good condition for K-5 age children.

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More BPS Families Receive Bikes - June 3, 2020
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Families in Dorchester receive bikes - June 9, 2020
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Families in Brockton and Dorchester receive books, bikes and masks- July 11, 2020
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102 Bikes - August 21, 2020
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Bike Collection Growing - August 21, 2020
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142 Bikes Collected- September 4, 2020
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186 Bikes and counting - September 21, 2020
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212 Bikes collected- October 9, 2020
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Bikes for Waltham families- October 18, 2020
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Bikes collected for BPS Wish Lists - December 2020
 252 total bikes for 2020
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January 2021
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March 20, 2021 - Bikes for Brockton families
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April 14, 2021 - Officer Nicole McMahon & Officer Katie McCullough, NPD - connecting kids with bikes
June 11, 2021 - Partnering with community members to distribute bikes
April - May, 2021 - Partnership with YMCA of Greater Boston and Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Mattapan on Wheels Bike-a-thon
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