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#52Tuesdays: Bikers with Boxes

Written by Addie Rising    on October 9, 2018    in

“Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle.” Hunter S. Thompson

Our region’s bikers love to ride, but they also love to give back, especially when it comes to helping children in need during the holiday season.

In 10 years, motorcycle enthusiasts have packed and donated more than 20,000 shoeboxes filled with holiday cheer for Operation Christmas Child through the Billy Graham Library’s Bikers With Boxes event.

The 11th annual Bikers With Boxes event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 20 with a goal to collect more than 6,500 boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse.

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with local churches around the world to deliver 157 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to children in need in 160 countries. Each one—packed full of fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items by a family or individual—is sent with prayer that the child who receives it will experience God’s love through their simple gifts.

All bikers are encouraged to attend Bikers With Boxes whether you ride alone, with your club, or meet up with a group coming from your region. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and complimentary lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

You will also have the incredible opportunity to hear from someone who received one of these shoeboxes as a child and learn how a simple shoebox can change a life.