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Bikes needed for special tree at American Tobacco

Posted November 17, 2015
Updated November 18, 2015

Tree of Bikes

American Tobacco Campus will be home to a special tree this holiday season. The Tree of Bikes will help provide new bicycles for local children in need.

The 25-foot tall structure, which is being constructed on the Burt's Bees patio, will feature new, fully assembled children's bikes. It will be lit on Friday, Dec. 4, as part of the American Tobacco Tower lighting. Bikes will remain there through Dec. 17, before being distributed to children living in affordable housing through the Cornwallis Road Housing Project.

Bikes are still needed for the project. You can participate by dropping off a new, fully assembled bike for a 4-13 year old child at one of two locations:

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange counties, 5501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
  • Lifetime Athletic, 8515 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, Thursday Nov. 19, 1-3 p.m. and Dec. 6-13 from 10 a.m. to noon

The deadline to donate is Nov. 28.

If you are wondering where the idea for the project came from, it was inspired by the New Zealand for the Child Fund. Habitat for Humanity of Durham saw a video of the New Zealand project and brought the idea to ATC Vice President of Real Estate Michael Goodmon.

Note: ATC owner Capitol Broadcasting Company also owns WRAL and WRAL.com.


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