So Local Pasco Podcast, June 22nd, 2016. One Hundred Bicycles for Kids Edition.

How big are YOUR plans for charity, this year?  I met with someone, today, who has a HUGE idea.  A FINE idea.  A realistic idea, if you help.

I’ve known Janet Blydenburgh for about six months…I met her through mutual friends in the Suncoast Brotherhood Pasco Biker’s Rights Group.  I found out early that their organization is a hotbed of charitable and community work, serving veterans, and, it turns out, foster families.  The SB Pasco Chapter has donated over $40,000 to the Pasco Foster and Adoptive Parents Association over the past four years.

Pasco County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association supports families that foster children. They provide direct material support to kids via donations from groups like Suncoast Brotherhood.
Pasco County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association supports families that foster children. They provide direct material support to kids via donations from groups like Suncoast Brotherhood.

Every year, they raise money and goods for backpacks distributed to kids in foster care…School and personal supplies that are desperately needed.  Most kids entering foster care have lost, or never had, even the basic necessities. 

Janet is the Chaplain of the Suncoast Brotherhood Pasco Chapter...And has an ambitious plan to provide ONE HUNDRED new bicycles to foster kids, this year! Donate today!
Janet is the Chaplain of the Suncoast Brotherhood Pasco Chapter…And has an ambitious plan to provide ONE HUNDRED new bicycles to foster kids, this year! Donate today!


At Christmas time (actually, in November) the Suncoast Brotherhood has a toy drive, and also has been rehabbing bicycles for foster kids.  It’s a great idea.

But THIS year, Janet (her nickname is Squeeze) has a bigger plan.  She wants to provide ONE HUNDRED new bicycles to foster kids.  ONE HUNDRED.  She is busy raising the money, and has collected over a thousand dollars, already…She is convinced she can raise enough for a hundred new bikes by November.

 

Janet and many other members of the Suncoast Brotherhood donate their time, money, and hard work to make the lives of foster kids better...You can help them, this year!
Janet and many other members of the Suncoast Brotherhood donate their time, money, and hard work to make the lives of foster kids better…You can help them, this year!


In the interview, she is asking for corporate (or personal) sponsors to donate money, or new bicycles, to the program…They would count as charitable donations, and donors would be recognized for their contributions.

Please give a listen, and figure out how YOU can help.

To donate, contact Janet today at

A PLACE 4 U SALON AND MASSAGE
5338 GRAND BLVD
NEW PORT RICHEY
(727) 418-1109

Janet is seeking donations of NEW bicycles, or money to secure new bicycles for foster kids, so let’s make that happen.

Oh, hey, also…Janet is a local businesswoman!  Her shop, A Place 4 U Salon and Massage, is on Grand Blvd, right downtown…Just a little south of Gulf Drive.  Stop in or call, today, and support Janet, the Suncoast Brotherhood, and the Pasco County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association…And your support could directly impact some of the most desperately needy children in our community…

 

Please support local business owners and community members who are giving back, and paying it forward!
Please support local business owners and community members who are giving back, and paying it forward!

 

Think on what Janet said:  She only spent three MONTHS in foster care, and it was a very difficult experience.  Imagine spending years in foster care…Now imagine giving a child in the system something almost beyond price:  Hope and trust that they are cared for.


Hey!  There’s a fundraiser tonight for victims of the Orlando murders, and for their families…The fundraiser will be at Cribari Night Club on Mass. Ave…Sorry I could not get more details, here is the flyer!

~Greg

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