Verizon Employees Build Bicycles for Boys & Girls Club of Greenville

I always love hearing about companies who are contributing to the community in service. I think it sets a great example. Just when the world seems to be getting darker, I get an email like this!

Press Release

The new bicycles will support physical fitness programs for youth members.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Nearly 100 Verizon Wireless employees teamed up to build bicycles for the children of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Greenville. The new bicycles were presented to the children on Nov. 13 at an event at The Embassy Suites Greenville. The bikes will bolster the organization’s sports clubs and fitness programs to drive wellness amongst youth members.

“The holiday season is a time of giving, and as we enter this special time of year, our employees wanted to do something for the children of our community, so we invited a community partner that serves youth to be the beneficiary of our team building exercise,” said Brett Faulkner, Director of the Verizon Greenville Call Center. “The Boys & Girls Club plays a crucial role in shaping the lives of Greenville’s youth, and our employees feel strongly about giving back to this organization that shapes the lives of our city’s future.”

Verizon Wireless, a top Greenville employer due to its Total Rewards benefit package that includes tuition reimbursement and health benefits, also invests in team building and charity initiatives throughout the year. At today’s event, a bicycle safety expert was on hand to supervise the construction of each spoke and sprocket.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenville, located at The Kroc Center downtown, offers homework help, fine arts programs, sports clubs and fitness programs, while educating children about service and involvement in the Greenville community. 

“We rely on donations such as this to educate the youth in our community, not only about sports and physical fitness, but also of the importance of community service and giving back to our city,” said Mike Burdine, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenville. “We are so excited about these bicycles and are eager to incorporate them into our existing programs for years to come.”


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