Mayor's Office Press Release
Mayor Turner and HDR Engineering Distribute Bicycles to Families Ahead of Holidays
December 16, 2021 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner joined HDR for their fifth annual bike giveaway event at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center. The Mayor and HDR volunteers handed over 200 bicycles and helmets to children from the northwest Houston area as well as H-E-B gift cards.
“For five consecutive years, HDR has ensured that every kid in our city has a happy and merry Christmas,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “This giveaway is a blessing for those parents who may be on a limited income, so I want to personally thank HDR and H-E-B for making sure that no family and no kid is left behind during this holiday season."
The annual giveaway began in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey left many families struggling to provide Christmas gifts for their children. Over 300 bicycles have been given away to the community since the event’s inception.
The children and families who received the bikes and gift cards on Thursday evening were chosen by staff from the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center.
Each year, HDR employees in Houston look forward to participating in the bike giveaway.
“There’s nothing more important at this time of year than giving thanks for everything we’re blessed to have,” said HDR Area Manager David Weston, “and part of that is giving back to those in our communities who may need some support.”