Students Provide Bikes to Children of West African Village

Mesquite: Dallas Christian School students spend holidays collecting bikes for Ghana school

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This from The Dallas Morning News:

Dallas Christian School students collect bicycles for W. African children

By ANNETTE NEVINS

Eighteen-year-old Logan Brock and her parents and three sisters got nothing in their stockings, but they’ll still tell you this was their best Christmas ever.

Rather than exchange presents, the Rowlett family joined a drive by Dallas Christian School students to provide bicycles to the children of a West African village who walk up to 12 miles to school.

“It was weird getting up on Christmas morning with nothing under our tree, but it’s amazing how much I feel like I have received just by giving,” Logan said of the student-led initiative.

As she and other students return to the Mesquite campus today after the holiday break, they will still be looking forward to providing Christmas gifts for more than 300 children at the Ateiku Church of Christ International School in Ghana. About 350 new and used bicycles, plus other supplies, wait at a North Dallas warehouse for shipment within the next week.

And if Dallas Christian can raise a few thousand dollars more for shipping, it will send a used bus as well…

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