A disappointment was sure to ensue for those not selected in the raffle. Hearing this, QXFM immediately got the details from CASA Director Barb Tucker and a plan was set in motion to make sure Christmas for every child at CASA would be a good one. “Bikes for Kids” was born.
With the money raised through The 12 Days of Christmas, from the community churches, QXFM set out to find additional partners to make "Bikes for Kids" a huge success. With the gracious partnerships of The Evening Lion's Club of Weatherford, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Wally Wallace (Wallace Insurance Agency) and Wal-Mart of Weatherford, more than $1,200 dollars has been raised to donate bicycles and helmets for the children of CASA.
"It is an absolute joy to be able to give back to our communities, especially when that giving has the ability to put smiles on the faces of children that have already been through so many struggles. Hopefully as they unwrap these gifts on Christmas Day, the trials of life will seem small when compared to the joy of their first real bicycle,” said Robert Ashford, director of operations for QXFM Radio Network.
QXFM thanked organizations and individuals that made the Bikes for Kids program 12 Days of Christmas possible:
• Churches – Mineral Wells Church of God, North Side Baptist, New River (Fellowship), Central Christian Church, First Christian Mineral Wells, Southside Church of Christ Mineral Wells, First Methodist of Gordon and Brazos Trails Cowboy Church.
• Organizations – The Evening Lion's Club of Weatherford, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Wallace Insurance Agency (Wally Wallace), Wal-Mart of Weatherford and CSSI.