Bike Bald has been run out of founder, Debbie Mossburg’s living room for quite some time however, thanks to a generous donation they have a new facility.
“The owners of Pawsitivly Inc., Mike and Adam, were kind enough to make a donation to us to allow us to have this facility which was at one time Adam’s workshop. So we’ve kind of transformed it into the theme of a firehouse,” said Mossburg.
The organization provides support to kids fighting cancer in the form of toys, school supplies, friendship and encouragement.
“This will be our pick and pack facility, and that will be the main objective. We have 40 to 50 kids a day that we get in across the US and internationally that come into us that have cancer. So we are that emotional support for them and their families, said Mossburg.
The firehouse theme was inspired by neptune, the 9/11 fire truck donated to bike bald last year, the space features dozens of personal artifacts donated from firefighters, and the cast of Chicago Fire, there’s also a way to honor the heroes they support who fight cancer everyday.
“What we are doing as far as how we can represent each of the children and how we can symbolize the children we’ve taken care of along the way is we collect fireman, police, and medic patches. So when we send a gift out they typically send a thank you back with one of these patches. This is from Fort Hill from a little girl Claire, and this is from Myrtle Beach that just came in and it’s just a personal way to remember each of the families we’ve supported along the way,” said Mossburg.
It’s that outreach that inspired Pawsitively Inc. owners Mike and Adam, to donate in kind, fostering a spirit of giving for the next generation.
“Being a part of the community starts at a young age and being a part of giving back starts at a young age. Adam and I both are on different boards in the community and we feel it is very important to instill in our kids and the kids of Naperville to give back and be a part of a community that not only cares for itself but looks out for others as well,” said Issac.
You can be a part of Bike Bald’s mission by donating time, toys or what they currently need most, postage to get their care packages to kids fighting cancer.
Naperville News 17’s Natalie Vitale Reports.
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