On December 18, 2015, SEACAP's first Bike Donation Event took place in Duncan, Arizona, at the Duncan Elementary School. This is SEACAP's first Bike Donation to be put together in the county, choosing to start the program in Duncan.
The idea for the even started three years earlier from a Santa's Helpers program Seacap staff had seen in Tucson. SEACAP, then decided to put together the event and hope to be able to do in all the four counties, Graham, Greenlee, Cochise and Santa Cruz. Next year, they plan to do a town in Santa Cruz County, followed by different towns in different halves of Cochise, before coming to rest the fourth year back in Graham.
The services SEACAP provides are for low-income families. We selected the Duncan Schools to provide those services, in this case, a Christmas gift for the more disadvantaged people. This year a total of 36 bikes where donated. Donations coming from. Duncan Valley Electric, Wal-Mart in Safford, Safeway and Thriftee's in Safford. SEACAP staff also donated, and we got one crew from Morenci, the drillers from crew one where we got seven donations. Including from out of State as far from Kansas City and New Mexico. All the bikes donated at this 1st Annual Bike Donation went to children from Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Older kids were treated to cake, treats and punch.
SEACAP bike donation a BIG success in Duncan, AZ