Blessed with Bags & Bikes


The children we serve face a lot in their young lives, and they may not always get the chance to just be kids. A recent donation of 15 bicycles and 30 “Sweet Cases” (customized duffle bags filled with a blanket, Teddy Bear, toothbrush, coloring book, and crayons) will help them do just that. Corvias Group collaborated with Together We Rise and assembled the bicycles and duffles as part of a corporate team building event, and Children in Placement is thrilled to be the beneficiary of the project.

“One of my kids was telling me how he wished he had a bike just the week before”, says Brittany Thorley, Director of Volunteers in New Haven. “It seemed meant to be that I suddenly had a way to give him one”.