We are so thrilled to introduce you to “Penny”, our newest project motorcycle that the boys in our Residential Treatment Program helped rebuild. This is part of a program called “Helping With Horsepower” where rebuilding a motorcycle that has been perceived as “damaged” is correlated with the children rebuilding their lives and coming up with an amazing result! They have been working hard for the past 6 months in removing parts, clearing the bike, installing new parts and creating a masterpiece!!
We named it “Penny” after Angel R. won a naming contest for the bike. He chose Penny because he feels pennies are often discarded and unvalued – which is how he felt at times in his life.
-Original essay written by Angel R.
“I choose Penny because pennies nowadays people just throw them away. They don’t care about them at all. Sometimes people feel like pennies. They feel lonely, not loved, and uncared for. I want this bike to represent the one out of a million pennies that get saved, one out of a million people which get found. People feel lost just like that penny that stay lost in a world where everyone is right there but, is still lost. I would love if this bike would be named Penny because I used to be that penny. The penny was in plain sight and no one noticed it. I was lost, lonely, scared, and unloved. Then I got found, found by people who noticed me and they helped me to be the type of gentleman I am today. A gentleman that is intelligent, athletic, respectful and honest. This is why the bike should be named Penny.”
Tickets will be available for purchase online, at The Children’s Home of Reading, Reading Cycles, and at events and festivals throughout the coming months.
Look for Penny at these events:
February 2 (until 11:30 am) – Tompkins VIST Bank, Wyomissing Branch, 1199 Berkshire Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA 19610
February 2 – 5 Tompkins VIST Bank, Leasport/Northpoint Branch, 241 South Centre Avenue, Leesport, PA 19533
February 8- 12, and 16-19 – Tompkins VIST Bank, Northeast Reading Branch, 1210 Rockland Street, Reading, PA 19604
February 20 & 21 – Motorama at Harrisburg Farm Show Complex
February 22-26 – Tompkins VIST Bank, Exeter Branch, 4361 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, PA 19606
February 29- March 4 – Tompkins VIST Bank, Sinking Spring Branch, 4708 Penn Avenue, Sinking Spring, 19608
Ticket prices are $10 each, 3 for $25, and 7 for $50. Click Here to Purchase Tickets
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the Raising Awareness the Classic Way at Denver Memorial Park and Playground on May 21, 2016 at 5:00PM.
Special Thanks to the following sponsors: