Chariots for Children was established in November 2015 to benefit the less fortunate children in the Sioux Falls, SD area. We focus our efforts on partnering with a local organization that has access to large numbers of children that are stricken with illness, below the median income and/or needing guidance because of a broken family. We provide bikes, scooters, wagons and walking aids to the children in an attempt to bring families together to foster the meaning of giving from the heart.
Over 100 individuals gather with family and friends to assemble all of the items, which we refer to as “The Build”, in efforts to give true meaning to a hands on experience and the power of giving. Once “The Build” is complete breakfast is provided to allow individuals to partake in some fellowship with all that attend. The event is funded 100% by sponsorships from local businesses and private individuals with every dollar utilized to purchase the Chariots. A donation is not required to participate in the event. In 2017 Chariots for Children attained the 501(c)3 charitable organization status to provide additional benefits for those businesses and individuals who choose to donate.
In 2015 we were able to give away 107 Chariots to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire for their kids! For 2016 we achieved 126 Chariots for Big Brothers Big Sisters and additional Chariots for deserving children in surrounding communities. Our goal is to continue to grow the event for 2017 and expand the number of participants as well as recipients.
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