It will be a merry Christmas this year for 50 children living in Wilmington, thanks to consulting firm CH2M HILL.
The company provides engineering services to the city and purchased the bicycles that it will also help distribute.
“CH2M HILL joins a growing list of corporate and community-based agencies serving Wilmington that understand the importance of giving back to the community, especially around the holiday season, when for many families, resources are severely strained,” said Wilmington Mayor James Baker.
According to the city, the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services has been working alongside CH2M HILL, identifying families who would benefit the most from the bicycle giveaway.
“We are delighted to team with Mayor James Baker and City Council again this year to help brighten the holidays for some deserving children in the City of Wilmington,” said Chris Peluso, CH2M HILL Area Manager. “A core element of CH2M HILL’s corporate culture is meaningful involvement in the communities in which our employees live and work, and we are grateful to the Mayor and Council for providing us with the opportunity to fulfill this important mission.”
This is the sixth consecutive year CH2M HILL has provided bicycles to kids in Wilmington, which increases the total number of bicycles distributed to local children over the years to 315. Representatives from CH2M HILL, the city, including several Police Officers and community agencies, will present the bikes to area families in the coming week, just in time for Christmas.