PONTIAC, MI – Spring cleaning is right around the corner! If you are looking to clear out any old or rarely used bicycles, please consider donating them to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids program.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is collecting bicycles (new, used, or in need of repair), bike accessories, tools, and parts as part of a program called Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids. Anyone who would like to make a donation may bring bicycles, bicycle parts, accessories, or tools to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Substations listed below, or one of the listed drop-off sites below.
The Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids program was conceived with the donation of what amounts to everything one would need to operate a bicycle shop.
Mr. Chuck Morin owned and operated a bicycle shop in Fenton called “The Repair Stand”, and it was always Mr. Morin’s belief that no child should go without the joy of having a bicycle. With Mr. Morin’s passing, his family came forward with a large donation of bicycles, parts, and tools from the shop and the idea of carrying on Mr. Morin’s vision was conceived.
On behalf of the Morin family, Catherine Deschaine, Mr. Morin’s sister, and her husband, Mark, of Waterford, became instrumental in seeing that the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office received this generous donation.
“Sheriff’s Re-CYLE for Kids is a great way for the community to step up and help bring a lot of joy into a child’s life,” said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office East Annex personnel and trustee crews refurbish and repair the bicycles that are donated and the Sheriff’s Office makes them available to children and individuals in need at no cost through organizations such as the Pontiac Point of Hope, the South Oakland Shelter, the Boys and Girls Club of SE Oakland County, Easter Seals, Michigan, Inc., and the Lighthouse of Oakland County to name a few.
Additionally, in honor of Mr. Morin’s original commitment to children, the Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids will provide bikes to children in need who attend St. Michael’s Church in Pontiac and St. Vincent de Paul in Pontiac at no cost.
Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids is performed at no cost to Oakland County’s taxpayers and is an excellent way to keep incarcerated individuals giving back to the community. Questions about the program can be directed to Mandy Andrews, Sheriff’s Community Liaison, at 248-858-1947.
Lighting Supply Company in Wixom– 28525 Beck Road, north of I-96. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
1-800-Mini-Storage: 26660 Greenfield, Oak Park (at 11 Mile). Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. M-F and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
1-800-Mini-Storage: 2477 W. Maple Rd., Troy, (east of Coolidge) drop offs welcome Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office locations:
(Please call before dropping off your bike donation.)
Addison Twp. Substation
Brandon Twp. Substation
Commerce Twp. Substation
Highland Twp. Substation
Independence Twp. Substation
Lyon Twp. Substation
Oakland Twp. Substation
Orion Township Substation
Oxford Township Substation
Springfield Twp. Substation
Rochester Hills Substation
Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids Partners
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metro Detroit
- Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County
- Easter Seals
- Lighthouse of Oakland County
- St. Michael’s Church of Pontiac
- St. Vincent de Paul of Pontiac
- KLM Bike and Fitness- Birmingham
- Cycletherapy Bicycle Sales and Service – Waterford
- Bike USA Inc. – Birmingham
- Kinetic Systems – Clarkston
- Paint Creek Bicycles – Lake Orion
- Rochester Bike Shop – Rochester
- South Lyon Cycle – South Lyon
- Law Enforcement agencies across metro-Detroit area