Farmington Hills, Mich. -- In partnership with a professional trade association, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is helping to assemble and distribute bicycles to children right in time for spring.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Metro Detroit is coordinating the "Build a Bike" program, in which businesses and individuals donate to the purchase of bicycles and helmets. BOMA volunteers build the bikes and then they are delivered to children in need.
This year, BOMA has worked with Mt. Zion Christian Church in Clarkston, Grace Centers for Hope of Pontiac and Big Brothers Big Sisters to identify children who will receive the bikes and helmets.
Stevens has partnered with BOMA to deliver the bicycles and helmets to the community partner organizations.
BOMA is a 102-year-old trade association with more than 350 members who either own or manage commercial real estate or provide goods and services to the commercial real estate business.
Volunteers from among the BOMA membership are set to gather in late March to assemble nearly 55 bicycles. Stevens' staff members are among those volunteers. Groups of three to five volunteers will assemble four to five bikes per group. The bikes will be inspected to make sure they are built correctly and securely before they are distributed. All bikes will be age appropriate and donated to a specific child identified by the community partners.