Warren Co. man collects bicycle donations to give to children in poverty

Warren Co. man collects bicycle donations to give to children in poverty

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A Warren County man is collecting donated bicycles to give to children who cannot afford them.

Steven Douglass says for the last three years, he has been collecting the bikes to give to “...bring a little joy to these kids’ lives,” Douglass said.

It started with a family member in Columbus who was asking for donations.

“I grew up riding, and it was a joy. I didn’t play sports, my thing was riding bikes, and that’s one way that I can give back,” Douglass said.

Douglass says he makes minor repairs to the bikes in his 2-part garage or 50 bike unit before getting dropped off at churches in Cincinnati and Columbus.

“It takes a lot. When you have to schedule 30 pickups in one day, it’s stressful,” Douglass said.

“It’s definitely interesting, and it’s definitely heartfelt, so I can’t describe it,” Douglass said.

Douglass says he has a full slate of pickups, but those who would like to donate a bike can do so by getting in touch with him through his Facebook page.

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