100 bikes donated after thieves target Camden, New Jersey nonprofit

Good News Notes:

“A nonprofit outreach group in Camden, New Jersey got a big boost from the community after thieves stole dozens of its bicycles last month.

Tuesday was the first time in almost five weeks that Kimberliz Rosario and other children got to ride on a bike in the after-school program at Lifting Up Camden’s Youth, aka LUCY Outreach.

Back in October, thieves broke into the nonprofit’s shed and stole more than two dozen bikes.

‘This is like so amazing,’ said Rosario. ‘I’m so glad to have these.’

The nonprofit provides programming for about 200 children during the pandemic.

Action News was first to report about the brazen theft last month. Each stolen bike costs between $200 to $800.

‘It was really upsetting and traumatic, especially for the youth because that was a safe space for us to be out especially during COVID,’ said LUCY program director Kristin Prinn.

After our story aired in October, residents donated almost 100 bikes to the nonprofit, while Camden-based companies Subaru and American Water together gifted more than $33,000.”

View the whole story here: https://6abc.com/lifting-up-camdens-youth-camden-bikes-stolen-new-jersey-american-water-donation/8050930/

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