What Is It?: A children’s charity, formerly called Elves and More, that is dedicated to improving literacy in Grades K-3 by rewarding students with new bicycles for achieving better academic performance in the classroom.
Help Needed: Build bicycles in 3 or 4 hour shifts. (Training is provided.)
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 5. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
DECEMBER BICYCLE BUILD
CYCLE’s largest event of the year takes place in December, when it invites members of the public to build bicycles at the NRG Center in southeast Houston. In 2016 more than 4,000 volunteers helped build more than 9,000 bicycles. The Build project takes place over five days, with morning, afternoon, and early evening shifts.
CYCLE requests that volunteers make a minimum $40 donation to CYCLE to help raise funds to purchase the bicycles the students earn through hard work.
OTHER BICYCLE BUILDS
CYCLE may offer additional building opportunities during the year. Please visit the CYCLE website for current information.
Discover Financial Services volunteers, 2016
Bicycles waiting for students, 2013
Quality check, 2015
Southwestern Energy interns, 2016
Spring Break volunteers, 2012