Capital City Ambucs Tricycle Building & Social a Success

Written by Kristy Gregg

Twenty people participated in the Capital City Ambucs Tricycle Building & Social held on August 5th at Cherrywood Coffeehouse, making it a great success. I’d like to thank all the volunteers (including many from the neighborhood), and especially to those who volunteered with us for the first time! We built seven specialized tricycles for children with special needs last Monday night.

I’m a pediatric occupational therapist and became involved with Ambucs three years ago after ordering several trykes for my clients and seeing what a difference they make in their lives. The trykes not only help kids develop motor skills and provide strength training, but are a fun way for them to get around and explore their communities. In researching the group, I discovered that it is a national non-profit organization, and that our local group is always in need of more members and volunteers, so I decided to step up!

Our Summer Tryke Giveaway will be held on the covered blacktop at Maplewood Elementary this Saturday, August 17, at 9:30 a.m. We will be giving 13 trykes away. Everyone is invited to come see what Ambucs is all about and talk to us about joining our organization!

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