Riding a bike is a traditional part of childhood. Imagine if you couldn’t have just jumped on your bike to ride with your family and friends as a kid. Children with special needs often don’t have this opportunity, which is where the “My Bike” program comes in. Guardian has supported Variety the Children’s Charity since 2008 to help buy adaptive bikes for children with disabilities.
This year, two children ( ages 4 and 10) received bikes at Guardian’s corporate headquarters and got a chance to ride around the office to test drive them. Each child was excited to have an activity they could enjoy and participate in with other kids. The three-wheeled bikes were specifically designed to support each child’s needs.
Joe Colosimo, president of Guardian Protection Services, saw bikes being presented at a Variety: The Children’s Charity Gala in 2012 and wanted Guardian’s employees to have the same touching experience.
“Our employees come to work each day with the knowledge that they are contributing to the greater good not only by working for a business that provides security systems to assist in protecting homes and businesses, but also with the knowledge that we will support them as they discover opportunities to be an ambassador for good through charitable efforts,” said Colosimo.
Variety has also recently started a the “My Stroller” and “My Voice” programs to provide adaptive strollers (which provides more mobility over a traditional wheelchair) and communication devices for children with communication disorders.
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