The Charles County Sheriff's Office and Bike Doctor of Waldorf are gearing up to help 50 local children receive new bicycles this holiday season as part of the seventh annual holiday bicycle giveaway program.
Each year, the Charles County Sheriff's Office raises money to purchase new bicycles from Bike Doctor, whose employees order and assemble the bicycles at no cost to the Sheriff's Office. Then, shortly before Christmas, community policing officers deliver the new bicycles, along with a new helmet, to the children.
"For the past seven years, this program has been bringing smiles to the faces of children who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to own a new bicycle," said Charles County Sheriff Frederick E. Davis. "This program is made possible by the giving spirit of the citizens and businesses of our community who make donations, including the Bike Doctor, who has been our partner in this since the beginning."
The Sheriff's Office works with Charles County Public Schools to identify the recipients of the bicycles on a need basis. Anyone who would like to contribute to the holiday bicycle giveaway fund may call Officer Eric Leukhardt of the Community Policing Unit at 301-609-3282, Ext. 317. Checks should be made payable to the Charles County Sheriff's Office and "Bicycle Donation Fund" should be indicated in the memo section.