HSM helps provide bicycles for needy kids
December 27, 2013,
HSM helped the Hickory Fire Department purchase, assemble and distribute 647 bicycles to children in need.
HICKORY, N.C. — HSM joined with the Hickory Fire Department this holiday season in support of Bikes for Tykes, a program that delivers bicycles to needy children in Catawba County.
HSM, a manufacturer of components and provider of integrated solutions to the transportation, furniture and bedding markets, donated $10,000 to the HFD toward the purchase of new bicycles. A number of HSM employees helped distribute a total of 647 bikes.
"The volunteers from HSM that helped assemble, distribute and work behind the scenes were amazing," said Hickory Senior Firefighter Marty Kanupp, who spearheads the annual bike drive.
The program also helped families receive toys and clothes, stocking stuffers such as educational books and coloring books, a choice of turkey or ham and a $15 grocery gift card.
Bikes for Tykes' mission is to ensure every child in America has the opportunity to own a bicycle and share that joy by refurbishing used bicycles and giving them to less fortunate children.
"We are proud to support Bikes for Tykes and the Hickory Fire Department as they are doing great work to support local children in need," said Lee Lunsford, HSM executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Many of us have fond childhood memories of getting a shiny new bike around the holidays, and we are happy to help spread that same joy among children in our own community this holiday season."