Bikes for Tykes under new group

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – It’s a campaign that has brought joy to kids throughout the Wabash Valley for the past 16 years.

Now there are changes coming to the Bikes for Tykes campaign ahead of the holiday season.

On Friday, the Exchange Club of Terre Haute announced they will no longer be spearheading the project.

Starting this year, Chances and Services for Youth will be taking over.

Due to a decline in membership, the Exchange Club will be disbanning their local chapter, but they still plan to contribute.

The organization gave Chances and Services for Youth a head start on the campaign by presenting them with a $4,000 check.

It’s part of a transition that both organizations believe will carry on the success of the project.

“We didn’t quite have enough active members who could get out and do all the service projects we wanted to do for the community, like Bikes for Tykes. It takes a lot of man hours to put it all together,” Andrew Decker from the Exchange Club said.

The annual holiday project has distributed over 2,000 bikes in the last five years alone.

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