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VERDE VALLEY CYCLISTS COALITION

Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition "VVCC" P.O. Box 20332, Sedona, AZ 86341-0332
VVCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Verde Valley Bikes for Kids now qualifies for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit



 Verde Valley Bikes for Kids 

is focused on getting kids from low income families in the Verde Valley outside and  active by providing them with bicycles, helmets, and encouraging an active lifestyle. 

Verde Valley Bikes for Kids™ serves kids from families most in need by providing them with bicycles, helmets, and active lifestyle encouragement to get outside/active. The following percentage of students in Verde Valley Schools participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) according to Start Class:

    • West Sedona Elementary: 61.8% with 53.4% qualifying for free lunch* ;
    • Big Park Community School: 30.9% with 22.5% qualifying for free lunch*;
    • Cottonwood Middle School: 69.8% with 60.9% qualifying for free lunch*;
    • Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School: 56.5% with 42.2% qualifying for free lunch*; and
    • Camp Verde Middle School: 71.8% with 62.9% qualifying for free lunch*;
* Family income under $15,171

We do this by raising funds to purchase new/used bikes, helmets, inspect/certify donated used bikes as safe and refurbishing any used bicycles that are cost effective to do so. Verde Valley Bikes for Kids works with Verde Valley school administrators, churches and other community outreach organizations to identify candidates for bikes. We then match these candidates with volunteer mentors to work with recipients in keeping the bikes running and safe. These volunteer mentors also provide, when required, basic instruction on: 

    1. how to ride a bike; 
    2. maintenance (tire pressure/tread, quick releases, wheel wobble, brakes, chain and lube);
    3. repair (flat tires, broken chains); and 
    4. road hazards and safety.

If you wish to volunteer to be a Verde Valley Bikes for Kids™ Mentor, please contact Rich Leever at road_committee@vvcc.us.

The Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition (VVCC) and Chain Reaction are thrilled to announce that donations to Verde Valley Bikes-for-Kids™ now qualify for the Arizona state income tax credit worth up to $400/$800 depending on filing status. Tax credits reduce the amount of tax owed to the state or increase the amount of the taxpayer’s refund, dollar-for-dollar. There is NO NET COST to the donor.

 Please ensure to select Bikes for Kids in the Fund Type below when you make your donation. 

Thank you for your support!

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Bikes-for-Kids Donation Goal

Goal: $45,000.00
Collected: $21,149.98
47%

Verde Valley Bikes for Kids™ is a  joint venture between the Verde Valley Cyclists Coation and Chain Reaction. Both the VVCC and Chain Reaction are IRS designated 501(c)3 non-profit organizations and Chain Reaction was certified as an Arizona Qualified Charitable Organization on March 8, 2018. The VVCC is accepting donations to Verde Valley Bikes-for-Kids™ as an umbrella organization for Chain Reaction.




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