Rec for Kids volunteer Paul Unger works to get a child’s bike ready for delivery last year. The Surrey-based non-profit group is appealing to the public for donations in light of increased demand.

Newton-based group seeks bike donations

Rec For Kids organization in need of 258 bikes for recent refugee children, and others in community.

Newton-based Rec for Kids is seeking donations of used children’s bicycles to help meet this summer’s increased need.

The non-profit, volunteer-run organization – that collects and refurbishes bikes and sports equipment and distributes it to children throughout Surrey – is facing an increased need for youth-sized bikes due to the influx of Syrian refugees to the city in recent months.

Rec for Kids – working with Options Community Services – is in need of 258 bikes, according to Rec for Kids’ volunteer Don Jones.

“They come here literally with nothing, and to one of those children a bike isn’t just a means of conveyance… but it’s something that allows them to be seen by their peers as being part of the group,” Jones told Peace Arch News last year.

The organization is currently accepting donations, and is also seeking volunteers able to help with any necessary bike repairs.

REC operates out of a City of Surrey-owned house (13379 68 Ave.) and is open to accept donations Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

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