Three Red Bikes

Cherokee Creek Students and Staff Help Local Kids

Cherokee Creek Students and Staff Help Local Kids

By way of saying “Happy Holidays”, I wanted to let you know what the students at Cherokee Creek did for our community here in South Carolina. We asked them a couple of weeks ago if they would like to play Secret Santa to three middle school aged kids in Oconee County. We had gotten word that a local charity was really hurting for donations this Christmas. We suggested to the students that if we were cautious with our weekend money, we could save a bit each weekend and the school would put that toward buying presents for three needy boys. The guys stepped up to the plate admirably. Instead of seeing the latest movie releases, we went and played kickball. Instead of going to a Clemson basketball game, we went to a local high school game. Instead of getting Gatorade after a hike, we made sure we all had our water bottles. And, lo and behold, a bit of frugalness turned into three shiny red bikes underneath our Charlie Brown Christmas tree. These, along some nice new clothes picked out by the boys, were delivered in time to make it into Santa’s sleigh. Much appreciations go out to the students and the weekend staff at Cherokee Creek. Thanks for finding a way to help three families in need and teach all the rest of us a Real and True message for this season of giving! Warm Holiday Wishes and Happy New Year to our extended family! Have fun with your boys!

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6 Responses to “Three Red Bikes”

  1. Jeff Holtzman says:

    Nice going. Good lessons learned all around.
    Happy Holidays from all of us.
    Jeff, Shelley, Dylan and Olivia

  2. Ronnie Duncan says:

    What a great way to show the boys how it feels so much better to give than receive. Imagine how happy the children receiving those bikes will be on Christmas morning? Wonderful example everyone! Happy Holidays!

  3. Jeffrey Fleisig says:

    Thank you for continuing to teach morals that we all should
    live by. Well done! And Happy Holidays to All.

  4. Beth Black says:

    Beautiful, boys! Beautiful boys!! I am warmed by the thoughtfulness and generous spirit of our kids. This is a great way to build good citizens for the future!

  5. Randi Cohen says:

    I write this with tears in my eyes. i’m so proud that the boys were up for this and followed thru. But I’m also so happy that the staff took the opportunity to teach the boys a wonderful life lesson. Thank you…..Happy and Healthy New Year to all.

  6. Elizabeth Jones says:

    Nicely done!!