Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

This past year The Spokes Group continued its success in providing bikes and helmets to children at Christmas time.  Bikes provide for independence, healthy activity and more for youth.

The Spokes Group has branched out over the years, with the same mission.  In 2016 our fund raising and bike purchase efforts looked like this:

  • Charlotte                 2075
  • Raleigh                     750
  • Charleston                250
  • Eastern NC/Kinston   500

That totals 3575 smiling faces for 2016 and 43,325 over the past 22 years

Organizations that received bikes included:

  • The Salvation Army
  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of Mecklenburg County
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg police explorers
  • St Marks Catholic school
  • Thompson Children’s Home
  • Right Moves for Youth
  • The Bethlehem Center

We received financial help and fund raising assistance from a number of business partners including:

  • Carolinas Healthcare Foundation
  • Coke Consolidated
  • Ameritas Insurance and The Charlotte Knights
  • Vanguard
  • Amity Stylist

Thanks to all of our partners and supporters we finished the year with a modest cash surplus.

Will Beard, President