Springfield Police Donate Bikes to Charity
The Springfield Police Department is donating more than a dozen bikes to a couple of charitable organizations.
Standing outside the municipal center today, Springfield police chief Robert Williams and several of his officers presented the bikes to Enos Elementary School and to SPARC, the non-profit agency that caters to developmentally disabled individuals.
Each organization received seven unclaimed bicycles.
"What we're going to do is use the bicycles for attendance incentives," Enos principal Claudia Johnson said. "This year, we're focusing on attendance. It's so important for kids to be in school each and every day. And they will have an opportunity to have their name placed in a drawing to receive one of the bicycles that we received here today."
The bicycles, which were turned in to the Springfield police department, have gone unclaimed by their owners. Since they've been in police custody for six months, a city ordinance allows them to be given to charitable organizations.