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September 30, 2023

Christmas comes early for bicycle recipients

On June 25, Honda of Morgan Hill celebrated the end of their month-long campaign “Christmas in June,”  which was able to offer 35 brand new bicycles and helmets to needy children within the South County community.

The event kicked off June 1, with the dealership, located at 17100 Laurel Road, partnering with Bikes Because We Care, according to a press release from Honda of Morgan Hill

The bikes were delivered to the dealership on June 1, and were on display June 25. Dealership mechanics performed safety inspections and helped to assemble every bike before they were delivered to children.

Bikes Because We Care is a local nonprofit in the Morgan Hill and San Jose community that has been donating bikes since 2007 and usually delivers the bikes during the December holiday season. Honda of Morgan Hill has been supporting Bikes Because We Care for years, and when founder Mark Reuter reached out to see if the two could partner in the middle of the year, Honda of Morgan Hill owner Ted Stevens didn’t even hesitate, reads the press release.

Christmas in June was born to create a spirit of giving that went on throughout the entire month at the dealership. On Sunday, June 25 one very gracious Honda employee came dressed as Santa Claus—complete with board shorts and a surfboard—to surprise the kids. The bikes were donated to children within St. Catherine Church community and Community Solutions, both of which serve residents and families in need in Morgan Hill and beyond.

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