In recognition of National Foster Care Month and National Bike Month in May, Honeycomb cereal announced a US$50k/£40.6k donation to Together We Rise, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping improve the lives of youth in foster care.
The donation will provide 600 bicycles to tweens and teens in foster care, enabling them to build the confidence and experience the many physical and emotional benefits that having a bike brings. The bikes are being given to tweens and teens, an underserved population within the foster care system.
“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Together We Rise to give kids in foster care the chance to create the memories and experience the fun and joy that biking brings,” said Michelle Titus, Senior Brand Manager of Honeycomb Cereal. “Throughout its history, Honeycomb has been a champion of the small yet big moments for kids. Bikes are a gateway to growing up, and this donation will make the dream of owning a bike a reality for these kids.”
“Together We Rise is extremely grateful and excited to announce our partnership with Honeycomb cereal. We have a great focus on giving children in foster care those special childhood moments like riding your own bike provides, so naturally, it’s a great fit to team up. Our partnership will create 600 special moments for deserving youth across the country. Thank you Honeycomb for being a champion for youth in foster care,” said Gianna Mulkay, Executive Director at Together We Rise.
As part of the Honeycomb and Together We Rise partnership, a bike build event is being planned at Post Consumer Brands headquarters in Lakeville, Minn., at a later date. Employees will assemble around 100 bikes to give to local foster care agencies for distribution to tweens and teens in the local foster care system. The remaining 500 bikes will be distributed nationally through the Together We Rise network.