December, the holidays and Christmas is just around the
corner and for many of us a time of joy and giving. For many others,
especially families with children, December is like any other month struggling
to provide the necessities like shelter, food and clothing. Many families just
do not have the means to provide gifts for their children.
The Louisville Bicycle Club has a long history of making Louisville a healthier,
happier and more bicycle friendly community. Now we find ourselves asking how
can the club and individual members make a difference this year for children
and families that are in need this Christmas. In 1910 a resident of Old Louisville
founded the Cabbage Patch Settlement House. It is a local non- profit that for
over a hundred years has helped at risk children and families be more self
sufficient. The help is offered in a variety of programs that impact the
family’s economic, educational, emotional, social and spiritual potential and
well being. In addition to these programs every December CPSH has a “Christmas
Partner Program” whereby individuals, private and public organizations can
donate money. The dollars go toward the purchase of food, clothing and gifts.
The club is partnering with CPSH this year and we’re asking members to consider
joining us in making Christmas a little more jolly for a child or family in
need. If the spirit of Christmas giving
moves you to this great cause you can make a make a donation directly to the
club. You can also write a check if that is your
To get things rolling the club is starting the drive by
making a donation of $500.00. Thank you for considering making a difference
this December for many families in our community.
To celebrate this season of giving please join us for a
special ride hosted by Middle of Town Cycling on Dec 3rd where we
will make our donation to the organization. Mike Crawford will be our ride
captain and you can get all the details of the ride from the LBC calendar.
Jeff White, President, Louisville Bicycle Club
John Pellegrino, Vice President/Touring
Michael Crawford, Ride Captain