Normally, we’re used to seeing happy customers drive away from Sussman dealerships with four wheels and a smile on their faces. But every November and December for the past 10 years, Sussman has welcomed many smiling faces arriving at our dealerships towing a set of slightly used two wheels.
2011 marked the 10th annual Bikes for Tykes event benefitting children at Philadelphia-area family shelters. Every year The Sussman family of Acura, Kia, Hyundai, Honda and Mazda dealerships invite friends and neighbors to drop off gently used bicycles collecting dust in garages and basements.
Sussman executive Lauri Sussman Siegel says, “Over the past ten years it has been a great pleasure to know that our efforts support organizations whose sole intent is to bring smiles to children during the holiday season.”
We are happy to celebrate our 10th year working with the Women’s Christian Alliance and our 9th with the Southwest Community Center. Additional bikes will also be distributed at the Visiting Nurses Association of Abington and the Delta Community Center of Glenside.
Thanks to the generosity of our friends and neighbors, Sussman dealerships collected approximately 104 bikes for distribution in 2011, bringing our total bikes in ten years to over 1,800. We’re happy to help make holidays brighter, and look forward to another great year in 2012.
For more photos from our Bikes for Tykes team fix-it night, please visit the Sussman Auto Facebook Page.