Kroger delivers bikes built by inmates to local foster children
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Santa doesn't always deliver his presents in a sleigh.
And not all of of his elves live at the North Pole. Santa used a semi truck from Kroger Friday, December 16, to deliver bikes to Hamilton County Job and Family Services offices. They were picked up from the Pickaway Correctional Institution where they'd been assembled by inmates.
The bikes will be given to children in foster care.
Moira Weir, director at Hamilton County Job & Family Services said, "Over 200 kids will get a bike this holiday season which they were all thrilled about. Our children, when they come into foster care, they don't have anything with them, they often come with very little belongings. So it's nice for them to have a bike they can ride around their neighborhood in it's something new that many of them have never experienced."
A former foster mother known as "The Bike Lady" donates bikes.