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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Donations being accepted for 25th Annual LPSO Christmas Bicycle Giveaway

Donations being accepted for 25th Annual LPSO Christmas Bicycle Giveaway

Donations are still being accepted for the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office’s 25th annual Christmas Bicycle Giveaway. More than 4,200 bicycles have been distributed to needy children in our area.

In 2017, 100 bikes were delivered to children throughout Lafourche Parish. Donations are accepted year-round, and used bicycles are refurbished and repaired by inmate workers.

Sheriff Webre asks that any bicycles donated at this time be either brand new or in need of only minor repairs due to the giveaway taking place next month. Monetary donations are also accepted, and checks should be made payable to the Lafourche Deputies Association with the words “Bike Giveaway” in the memo line.

Bicycles and monetary donations may be dropped off at any Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office location through the parish.

“I want to thank the generous people of Lafourche Parish who have made this program possible for 25 years,” said Sheriff Webre. “Thanks to your donations, we have brought a little Christmas joy to thousands of children over the years. In many cases, this was the only gift, or most significant gift, these children received.”

Beginning December 3, any Lafourche Parish parent with a child in need can submit their child’s name, age, gender, address, phone number, and other qualifying information by calling (985) 632-4882. Due to high demand, requests should be limited to no more than two bicycles per family. The children must also live in Lafourche Parish.