Make Black History Month about engagement for the month of February.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) Omaha, is on a mission to help all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need.
FB4K Omaha hosts an annual drop-off day each year; our inaugural bike collection event is Saturday, October 8, 2022. The organization asks metro residents to donate bikes they are no longer using by dropping them off at designated collection sites. Bikes of any size and in any condition are accepted.
All the bikes FB4K Omaha receives at the collection event are cleaned and refurbished, and then we work with other local nonprofits and youth groups to give those bikes out to kids in the community, at no cost to them. Omaha organizations wishing to receive bikes for the youth they serve can apply at www.fb4komaha.org/apply.
A brand-new helmet is given with every bike, so kids can safely ride their bikes without delay. This also ensures no financial burden is placed on recipient families.
Besides just collecting bikes at the annual event, FB4K Omaha also needs help from volunteers after the drop-off day to assist with all steps of bike cleaning and refurbishing. Those with any skill level are welcome to join the effort; bike repair experience is not necessary.
For individuals who want to get involved but don't have time or a bike to donate, monetary donations are also welcome. It costs only about $25 in supplies, parts and labor to get a donated bike cleaned, repaired if necessary, and to perform a thorough check of the bike’s components by a professional mechanic to ensure it’s safe for a kid to ride. Even small donations make a big difference for a kid without a bike.