Wildcat Window Tinting Holds Bicycle Drive for Underprivileged Families

December 13th, 2017 by Katherine Coig

It’s the season for giving, and for Lexington, Ky.-based Wildcat Window Tinting, that means giving back to the community it calls home.

Every year during the holiday season, the company gets involved in a philanthropic mission. This year, it chose to align with the Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters, which is hosting a toy drive through the month of December for underprivileged families in need. The goal is to be able to provide these parents with toys for their children, free of charge.

“We like to do a charitable thing every year,” says Larry Bain, manager of Wildcat Window Tinting. “We have friends who are firefighters, and we just decided to go from there.”

The shop chose to hold a bicycle drive and welcomed community members to drop off new bikes at its store, while the company used its proceeds from film installations to contribute to the cause as well.

The company hoped to collect at least 50 bicycles, but, in the end, was able to surpass that goal, totaling 60 bikes in all.

“When we were kids, bicycles actually gave us the freedom to explore different neighborhoods and make new friendships,” Bain explains. “And that’s actually how we got to know these firemen that we’re still friends with today—whom we met when we were kids. It expanded our world at a young age, and that’s what we’d like to be able to give back to the kids in our community.”

He adds, “This drive means a lot us because we know the bicycles are staying our community. We wouldn’t be able to give if it wasn’t for our family, friends and customers, and we would like to thank them for their support and donations.”

The collected bicycles, as well as the other toy donations, will be available for the selected parents to pick up this Saturday, as to keep it a surprise for children come Christmas morning.

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  1. Not really relevant to window film news. It does not make for good reading in my opinion for the average person who is interested in improving their Skills and learning their trade.Leon Levy Klingshield South Africa

  2. Great article! Content like this as what inspires us as leaders to push outside of the box. Thank you. I guess philanthropy is not an accepted business practice in South Africa.

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