There is nothing like being a kid and getting a bicycle for Christmas. The Chambers County Sheriff Office, along with the Chambers County Officers Association, is hoping to make that dream come true through the Blue Santa Bicycle Drive.
Bicycles are being collected now to benefit children in all four of the county’s school districts - Barbers Hill ISD, East Chambers County ISD, Anahuac ISD and Goose Creek CISD.
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said the drive began Dec. 1 and they had about 20 to 25 bicycles within the first two days.
The goal is to deliver at least 120 bicycles to children in need living within Chambers County this Christmas season.
“We want to give back to our community, and with your help, we can bring great joy to these kids,” Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said.
The money donated for the drive will go toward purchasing the bicycles. The price per bike currently ranges from $55 to $130 depending on the size of the child.
New bicycle donations are being accepted until Dec. 20.
“After collecting the bicycles, deputies will distribute them throughout our communities, utilizing the school counselors to help identify those children in need,” Hawthorne said.
If you are unable to donate a bicycle, you may make a monetary contribution to the CCOA, which, in turn, will purchase the bicycles to donate to the children.
Sheriff’s deputies will pick up bicycles and donations as they patrol the county.
To participate in the drive with a bicycle or donation, call 409-267-2596 and ask for Nancy. For questions, call Deputy Cody Burk, program director, at 832-289-0115.