Just an idea…



OK…take a deep breath…slow down from the hectic Holiday “Busy Ness” and think back…way back.

Remember getting your first bike?

Remember how shiny and new it was?

Remember the feelings you had for the person who gave it to you…the loved one who put it together for you…taught you how to ride?

Remember your first taste of freedom as you wobbled down the driveway for the first time…training wheels and streamers and all?

My first bike…what a wonderful, happy day!

Just an idea?

What if…

You and everyone on your email list or Facebook page or Tweeters bought a child their first bike this Holiday Season…a child that most likely would not get one this year…whether you know the child…whether the child is a stranger…doesn’t matter.

What if…

You ordered a bike on-line and had it delivered to a needy neighbor?

What if…

Your social club…your cul-de-sac…your place of worship organized a last minute bike drive?

What kind of difference could we make this Season?


It’s last minute…I’m not organized…that takes work…so what?

Make it happen anyway!

It’s a lot of money…I’ve spent too much already…so what…the smile on the kid’s face will be worth it.

Make it happen anyway!

It’s a pain to get to the bike store…don’t you know how much traffic we have in our town…don’t you know how crazy people are in the stores this time of year…and the lines…so what…it’s a lifetime memory for some great kid.

Make it happen anyway!

Rules of the Game

There are no rules…do it anonymously…do it publicly…do it with your company…do it by yourself…buy one…buy 10…buy 1,000…doesn’t matter…just consider the idea of spreading this idea to everyone you know. Invite them to do the same…this is going to be fun.

2017 has been another wonderful and prosperous year…and we going to celebrate it with a trip to the bike store…we invite you to join us for the fun.

We will deliver the bikes and helmets to children whose families have been impacted by HIV at the GLBT Center of Central Florida on Friday, December 15th at 3:00 pm.  Join us!

This is our 14th year and it get’s bigger and bigger every year.

It’s just an idea!

With sincere love and gratitude this Season,

Billy Looper and Tom Christ

PS: Share your story…how did it go…pictures of the kids…help this become an annual tradition? Put your story on Facebook by clicking the icon below …who knows where this could go? Just an idea…

PSS: If you are not able to get to the store, then please share this email with your world…but also…

You can participate in 3 ways…

1. Just help spread the word by Sharing, Texting, Emailing, Liking, Pinning, Instagramming, Hashtagging, Tweeting, Sending Smoke Signals…even telling someone in person (can you imagine?).

2. Or go to Link Below and purchase a bike online or make a contribution and we will make sure it gets delivered to a needy child in your name.

3. Or send a check to:



The GLBT Center of Central Florida

c/o Santa’s Bike Force

946 N. Mills Avenue

Orlando, Florida 32803

You can help us kick off the giving season by making a kid’s Christmas wish for a new, shiny bike come true!

Just click the Purchase Now button:

We will go to the store and buy a bike and helmet in your honor. The package typically totals $100, but all contributions are appreciated.

Thanks again for being Santa’s Little Elf!




2 Responses to “Just an idea…”

  1. dofollowuntacticcal000

    It is a worthy cause and one which should be financed by those who can afford to give. Even if some readers are disadvantaged financially, it only takes a few minutes of their time to spread goodwill to others. Merry Christmas and I hope you do well for 2012.

  2. Craig

    Thanks to Sylvie, Randy Gage, ACN and Santa’s Bike Force for enabling our family to donate a bicycle to a family whose 6 year old didn’t have one.

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