November 15th, 2021
December 18, 2021
Bike Build & Load
Until Finished (approximately 4 Hrs)
December 19, 2021
Until Finished (approximately 3 Hrs)
What to Wear:
Please dress appropriately. For your own safety please refrain from wearing open-toe or high-heeled shoes. Tennis / walking shoes or boots are best. The bicycles are new from the factory and very clean but some parts have a thin coating of oil to prevent rusting so you might want to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
Location: Bike Build, Gift Wrapping:
Elves & More will send out the warehouse address to those who register via email prior to the event. Thank You.
Delivery to Kids:
Volunteers will assemble at the designated location for a quick briefing and begin heading out to the neighborhoods immediately thereafter. Available parking in the neighborhood will be limited so we recommend using the transportation that will be provided for us by First Student.
Description of Volunteers:
Assembles bicycles using a team-building approach or one at a time, depending on abilities and desires. Please bring your own tools as those provided by us might be limited. Team-building groups may progress from one stage of assembly to the next such that within a couple of hours even a novice can assemble typical bicycles expertly.
Adequate numbers of skilled team leaders and quality control personnel will be involved to ensure that finished bicycles are safe to ride when delivered to children.
How to Assemble the Bikes
Should open in a player – Before attending a build it’s a great idea to familiarize yourself with the bikes and how the are built. Check out these tutorial videos.
Suggested Tool List for Bikes:
10mm open end wrench
13mm open end wrench
14mm open end wrench
15mm open end wrench
6mm hex key
Scissors, Snips or Knife (To cut Zip-Ties)
Suggested Tool List for Push-Abouts:
Treasure Box Packers/Wrappers (Limited)
Packers and wrappers will gather gifts (all gifts will already be purchased) designated for each category of children (age and gender specific groupings), then box and wrap them with wrapping paper.
Where We’ll Deliver Bikes:
We must keep the locations of the specific neighborhoods we will visit a closely guarded secret until the day we arrive. We do that in order to avoid having far more kids “waiting” in a neighborhood than we can serve. If secrecy is not maintained, the telephones would start ringing and kids would appear from other neighborhoods in such large numbers they could not be served.
Elves & More Partners
Denise and Norman Wells Jr.
Family Gift Fund
W. Paul Mills & Thora J. Mills
The Welty Family Foundation
Laura R. & Lucian Q
Glenn R. & Alice V. Boggess
Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Foundation
The Sister McFawn Foundation
Kenneth L. Calhoun
The Charles E. & Mable M. Ritchie
The Morgan Family Foundation
Logan Family Foundation