TX donors need transport for Columbus bike giveaway donation

Published: Nov. 23, 2015 at 9:50 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2015 at 9:51 AM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus businessman Chester Jackson will be holding his fourth annual bicycle giveaway next month, and is still looking for donations to fill the needs of community children.

Recently Mr. Jackson received a call from west Texas, a bicycle club there has over 300 used bicycles that they would like to donate to Jackson's Wishing Well Foundation.

The biggest challenge will be getting them all here to Columbus. The bicycles are also in need of 18'and 20" inner tubes for the tires.

"I am so grateful to those who understand the cause and have contributed over the years. Words cannot express my gratitude," Jackson said. "If you want to see a smile on a child's face, donate a bicycle today."

Mr. Richard Patterson at the Family Dollar on Farr Rd. has collected more $300 at his store to help purchase bicycle parts for the giveaway.

The giveaway will take place at Jackson's shop, East Coast Body Shop, located at 923 Farr Rd., on Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The foundation would like to thank their community partners for helping to make the bicycle giveaway possible.

After bicycles were stolen from his property earlier this year, Jackson was surprised with a large donation gift at the Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley in October. Fifty children were randomly selected and given a bicycle on that day.

For more information on bicycle giveaway or to contribute to the cause, please call Nicole Buffong at (706)-523-7551.

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