Thanks to a professional organization, donations and volunteer time and labor, several Detroit-area kids can take to the sidewalks and bike paths in style this spring.
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has partnered with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Metro Detroit on its "Build a Bike" project and will help assemble and deliver bicycles to children.
BOMA, which is coordinating the project, has worked with Mt. Zion Church in Clarkston, Grace Centers for Hope of Pontiac and Big Brothers Big Sisters to identify children who will receive the bikes and helmets.
BOMA is a professional trade organization of commercial real estate owners and managers and goods and services providers.
BOMA volunteers -- including some from Stevens -- get together in groups to assemble the bicycles. The bikes are age and size appropriate for their future young riders. Stevens is set to deliver the bikes and helmets to the community organizations in late March. The groups will distribute them to the pre-selected boys and girls.