CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It all began in 1994 with a couple of businessmen and an idea to help underprivileged girls and boys.
They gave away 17 bikes that year. Over the past 19 years, contributors have allowed them to purchase more than two million dollars worth of bicycles!
The organization is called The Spokes group. The Spokes group helps purchase bikes and helmets.
A gift of $75 dollars enables them to buy a brand new high quality bicycle and a helmet. Donations come from individuals, companies and organizations throughout the Charlotte area.
Every Christmas the Spokes group helps the Salvation Army and the Magical Toy Drive---giving away hundreds and hundreds of brand new bikes for needy kids.
This morning on Larry's Look, we checked-out the Christmas Bureau and talked to the sons of the founders of the Spokes group.
Will Beard and Richard Dunn are the President and Vice President, respectively.
For more info, go to: www.thespokesgroup.com.