This past November, as part of our Brookfield Animal Hospital effort to give back to our community, our staff had fun competing with each other to assemble children’s bikes. Our staff divided into three teams. A jeopardy-style game was played, and the first team to answer each question correctly won a piece to their bike or a tool to assemble it. The first team to win all their bike parts and to correctly assemble the bike won prizes. The Bicycle Center, on Federal Road in Brookfield, allowed us to purchase the bikes as well as children’s bike helmets at cost and afterwards they donated their time to tune up the bikes to ensure their safety (in case we made any mistakes in assembly). They even added kickstands for free!
Bikes to Go To Fairfield County Youth
To donate the bikes, we joined with Brookfield’s Huckleberry Hill Elementary School’s fourth grade classes to give them to local families with children for the holidays. Each fourth grade class is given a list of items a local family needs for the holidays and parents purchase the needed items. The class then has a holiday party where they wrap the gifts for the children. The school graciously agreed to distribute our bikes to some of those families. We’d like to give a special thanks to the Bicycle Center, Huckleberry Hill, and Zoetis, the pharmaceutical company that purchased the bikes for us. The event was fun for us and will bring some holiday joy to three local children.