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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cargill Animal Nutrition Donates Bikes to my At Risk Kids at Perspectives Inc.

Cargill Animal Nutrition does it again. Each academic year, Cargill's Animal Nutrition department comes and cooks with our at risk kids in the Kids cafe at Perspectives. We call Tuesdays in the Kids cafĂ©, “Cargill Tuesdays."  We have three departments that have contributed to Cargill Tuesdays.  It is so much fun going in the cafe on Tuesday and seeing the three Cargill employees in their Cargill shirts and smiling faces.
In the past, they have donated to our children during the holiday season and much more. June 29th they struck again and donated bikes to twenty four of our children that live in our housing program. They bought bikes for children ages 7-12 years old from our housing program.

We were picked up in a Le Lines bus that Cargill secured for us.  I wish you could have seen the children's faces when they stepped in the bus. We showed up at Lake Ann Park in Chanhassen where the Cargill employees had their Cargill Green day. Part of this day included giving back.  They chose Perspectives kids as charity of choice. Kym Weiland was instrumental in coordinating this most perfect day.

Each child was able to pick out their own bike that Cargill Team members put together that very day. We then hopped on a bus back to Perspectives housing campus and watched in amazement as each child jumped on the bike they had chosen. What a sight to see.

Thank you Cargill for these bikes you bought and put together from Erik The Bike Man. Our kids are so happy. What is summer as a child without a bike?

Laura Rogers
Director of Volunteers

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