In February of 2015, two siblings donated a bike to a child whose bike had been stolen. The joy that this small act inspired led the siblings, Luke and Natalie Bartell (ages 16 and 18), to wonder how they could impact even more children, and make a difference in their community. Thus began Gearing Up, the brainchild of Lucas. Our goal is to provide bikes, skateboards, and scooters to children in foster care, group homes, and areas of low socio-economic growth. The mission is simple: to give children a tool that can help them start gearing up for a better tomorrow.
Building bikes at Levies Stadium. There are gonna be some very happy kids today!
Thank you #Genentech for supporting #TWFK by having us today as part of your company employee give back days and build some bikes for kids in need. You have made a difference in a child’s life.
A special thank you to our volunteer QC rock stars, Dr. Tom, Jerry and Nelson. #giveback #givebackweek #workhardplayhardgiveback
A GREAT day! A special thanks to Al Pena for organizing today’s bike repair clinic for San Jose Fire, providing snacks, much needed ice cold drinks and an awesome lunch for everyone. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who showed up, we couldn’t do it without each and every one of you…THANK YOU!