Shawnee man on mission to collect 100 bikes for kids this holiday season

KMBZ News Staff
November 18, 2019 - 7:13 am

Robbie Ray

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Shawnee, KS - A Shawnee man wants kids across the KC Metro have a happy holiday season, even if their parents can't afford to buy them presents, and if Santa can't quite find his way down their chimney.

Robbie Ray has a goal of collecting 100 bicycles to donate to children.

When he was a kid, he says he benefited from donated gifts.

"I've been one of these kids, who needs to go get a bike or a Christmas toy from somebody that was donating it," Ray said. "So that's kind of inspiring to me."

Robbie is already halfway to his goal - he estimates he has already collected between 50 and 60 bikes and donations of over $1,000 have poured in from good samaritans who want to help out. 

"Those are going to buy tubes, tires, handgrips, just to make sure the bikes are really nice and safe, and really good," Ray explained.

The bikes will be given out in association with the Warriors for Wyandotte organization.

If you want to donate a bike, give Robbie a call at (913) 730-8200.

You can also donate via Venmo at Robbie-ray-1 or on CashApp at $RobbieRay. 

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