Good Samaritan Mission gives out 40 bikes to local low income kids

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today the Good Samaritan Mission, in partnership with Westbank Sanitation, gave 40 bikes to local kids.The kids in the Good Samaritan Mission Head Start program, all ages four and a half to five years old, visited with Santa at the event, received a hat and gloves, a coloring book, and a brand new bike. "This is our annual Christmas Party for our Head Start kids," said Georgia Ligori, administrator for the Good Samaritan Mission. "This is our second year in partnership with Westbank Sanitation, who donated all of the bikes and the helmets." The Totes of Hope program volunteers donated the coloring books and a local resident donated the hats and gloves. "These are people who have food insecurities, maybe unemployed or underemployed, have great need financially and we have supported them through the Head Start Totes of Hope program since 2011," said Ligori. This is the second year that Westbank Sanitation has donated bikes to the Good Samaritan Mission. Last Friday night, all of the employees came together to build the bikes. "It is just wonderful to see the look on their face when they see all the bikes and you hand them the helmet and the bike. It is pretty incredible," said Ron Zakoor, district manager for Westbank Sanitation. "We just want to give back this time of year." "This is one of the things that brings great joy for the kids, for the parents, for the Mission and for the community volunteers that help. It is just a blessing all the way around," said Ligori. Here are some photos from the event: [image: Inline image 1][image: Inline image 2] [image: Inline image 5][image: Inline image 6] [image: Inline image 7][image: Inline image 9][image: Inline image 8] [image: Inline image 10] *Photos via Brad Christensen, Good Samaritan Mission and Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening