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Enjoy the Ride Bike Giveaway

Annual gifting of 100 new bicycles, helmets, and gift bags to elementary-aged children in the inner city.

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Campaign Ends on May 31, 2021

Project Description

Kimberly Lock  founded Nanna’s Babies as a tribute to her mother Edna Malone, who passed away unexpectedly June 12, 2017 at the age of 61. Edna  was a single mother and wonderful role model. Edna’s grandchildren affectionately called her Nanna and they were her babies.  Edna was adamant about protecting the innocents of children and allowing them to relish in the joys of childhood through favorite pastimes that some may take for granted, and others do not have the privilege to enjoy, due to their family dynamics. Kimberly keeps her mother’s love alive through the non-profit Nanna’s Babies Inc.

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Nanna’s Babies INC. is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization. Not only do we care about the wellbeing of children, but Nanna’s Babies Inc. also pours back into the women of the community who are called upon to manage many aspects of life.

The mission of Nanna’s Babies is to demonstrate love through events that will allow the children to live, love, learn, and laugh. Our projects promote emotional, physical health & wellness, safe summer, family togetherness, and educational initiatives.

One of our foundational events is the “Enjoy the Ride” bike giveaway. Since its inception in 2018, we have been able to annually gift 100 new bicycles, helmets, and gift bags to elementary-aged children (K4-5th grade) residing in the greater Milwaukee communities, through partnerships with local area businesses such as Milwaukee County Parks, United Healthcare, Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee Bike Collective, and Walmart, to name a few. This year we will be secretly gifting an elementary School, in Milwaukee, WI on Friday, June 11, 2021, the last day of school.

 

Our current program offers 100 new bikes. This donation will cover  virtual students. However, we are seeking to provide bicycles to the entire school, which would equal 283 new bikes. Not only have we been able to gift each child with a new bicycle, but also, helmets and bike locks.

 

Nanna’s Babies Inc. personally donates reflectors, elbow/knee pads, books, and personalized masks.
In order to make a difference, we rely on the support of generous individuals and businesses to make this possible.


We would be most grateful if you/your organization would consider supporting our mission to bring a smile to the faces of these children as they end an unprecedented school year filled with many dynamics of virtual/in-person learning.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How will bikes be given to the children?

A: On June 11, 2021, the elementary school will setup a drive-through in the parking lot which will consists of 4 tables for the students and tables to stop by and receive: bikes, helmets, bike accessories, and a map of family-friendly bike trails in the community, sponsored by our city parks system.

Q: What if the parent does not have transportation to receive the bikes?

A: 30 plus volunteers are in place to deliver these special packages to the students so they won't miss out on the fun and excitement.

Q: What about liability? Who will be responsible if bikes are missing parts?

A: Parents will be given a liability waiver stating that Nanna's Babies, the elementary school, or sponsors are not liable for anything pertaining to the bikes or accessories.

Q: Where will these items be stored?

A: Seifert elementary school will store all of the bikes. Additionally, Nanna's Babies has a large off-site storage for bicycles, signage, etc.

Q: When are funds needed?

A; To ensure that we allow adequate time for shipping, we desire to begin making purchases the 1st week of May, 2021. Orders have already begun to be placed with donations received from previous fundraisers.

Q: What if I have more questions?

A: Please submit your inquiry to nannasbabiesinc@gmail.com

 

Anne Ballentine
05/05/2021
Monetary Contribution
$250
Vernon
04/23/2021
Youth Supporter – $1,000 or more
$1,000
Corey Vande Voort
04/22/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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500.00 USD
Child Supporter

Infants and toddlers begin to discover themselves are
introduced to the beauty of an unknown world. Supporters
of this sponsorship level represent endorsement of a new
beginning for the event participants of Nanna’s Babies.
Benefits include:

  • Event page mentions (i.e. social media, website, local media news outlets).
  • Thank-you gift bag.
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1,000.00 USD
Youth Supporter – $1,000 or more

Between the ages of 10-17, youth begin to experience
various levels of physical, intellectual and emotional
development. Sponsors at this level recognize and help
to sustain stages of development for Nanna’s Babies
participants. Benefits include:

  • Prominent recognition and logo placement on all printed materials related to the event: invitation, program, signage, t-shirts.
  •  Highlighted in all public relations and advertising for the event through logo representation or special mention including prominent logo representation on Nanna’s Babies event pages, exposure on marketing video
  • Thank you gift bag
1 Supporter
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Child Supporter

Infants and toddlers begin to discover themselves are
introduced to the beauty of an unknown world. Supporters
of this sponsorship level represent endorsement of a new
beginning for the event participants of Nanna’s Babies.
Benefits include:

  • Event page mentions (i.e. social media, website, local media news outlets).
  • Thank-you gift bag.
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Youth Supporter – $1,000 or more

Between the ages of 10-17, youth begin to experience
various levels of physical, intellectual and emotional
development. Sponsors at this level recognize and help
to sustain stages of development for Nanna’s Babies
participants. Benefits include:

  • Prominent recognition and logo placement on all printed materials related to the event: invitation, program, signage, t-shirts.
  •  Highlighted in all public relations and advertising for the event through logo representation or special mention including prominent logo representation on Nanna’s Babies event pages, exposure on marketing video
  • Thank you gift bag
1 Supporter
Select this reward