BECOME A FUNDRAISER!
The G&E Hill Foundation's Bike-A-Tyke program, as well as its Thoroughbred Spirit Scholarship program, would not be possible without the generous support of caring people and companies that provide money and resources to purchase and deliver the bicycles to underprivileged children and to afford our organization the where-with-all to present the scholarship awards to deserving youth. It brings us much satisfaction to be about the mission of gifting bicycles to entire neighborhoods of underprivileged children. Meeting this year's goals will mean that thousands of underprivileged children in the Greater Baltimore area will receive the surprise of their young lives -- the most coveted gift of a poor child's life -- a brand new bicycle.
Thanks to the efforts of individuals, similarly-committed organizations, and corporate sponsors, we will not only be able to provide many of these children in need with bicycles but with follow-up scholarships through our Thoroughbred Spirit Scholarship Awards Program..
You can help make it all happen!
In the words of David L. Moore, president of Elves & More, "To every child a bike is an unforgettable gift. To an impoverished child, it is even more -- basic transportation. For them, cars are too costly and even bus fare is scarce. Why is this so important?
On foot in a ghetto, everyday life is not only miserably hard but it is also frightfully small. Too often, an underprivileged child afoot stays put -- in an area teeming with resentment, frustration and -- even worse -- hopelessness. That makes it hard for them to believe in a better future.
You can help change that.
Bikes represent hope for these kids, and with hope, a child can make better choices. Like no other gift, a bike helps a child get out of the ghetto to see another side of life. Bikes help kids see that their dreams can become reality.
For some, a bike means participating in after-school programs, going to the library or taking a part-time job. For many it means a welcome break from the relentless boredom and despair that plunge so many into the abyss of drugs and crime. For most, a bike means that someone, somewhere, really does care.
Bikes change lives. A bike can help a child dream a different future, then take the first steps to go after it."
That is why our mission at G&E Hill Foundation is to bring hope and happiness to poverty's child through its Thoroughbred Spirit Programs that have been set up to donate bicycles to children living in poverty and award follow-up college scholarships to the most desrving of these young people.
So please bring your checkbook, your tools, or both. We hope you will become a part of the fundraising efforts for the most amazing Christmas Give-Away ever!
Thank you for supporting the children!
Gloria T. Hill
Co-founder & Chair
BECOME A BIKE-A-TYKE MEMBER!
When you make a donation of as little as $25, you will be paying for the purchase and delivery of a bicycle for one underprivileged child. By so doing, you become a member of the Bike-A-Tyke Team and your name will be added to the Bike-A-Tyke Team Members list below. Your name will also be added to the Thoroughbred Spirit Circle (for more on this, click on Thoroughbred Spirit).
Although the strict definition of a tyke is a small child, your $50 will go towards the purchase of a bike for any impoverished child, 4 to 16 years age of age. If you cannot give $50, then give what you can -- $10, $25. Whatever amount you are able to contribute will go towards making sure that some child in need receives a brand new bicycle for Christmas.
To make a donation, click on the DONATE button now. Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring hope and happiness to children living in poverty.
THE BIKE-A-TYKE TEAM
The following individuals and companies made contributions, in 2007 (our 2nd year), in support of the on-going efforts of the G&E Hill Foundation to fulfill its mission -- bringing hope and happiness to poverty's child.
Gloria & Eddie Hill
$20,000 - $50,000
$10,000 - $20,000
$5,000 - $10,000
$1,000 - $5,000
· Caroline Davis
· Joseph Griffin
· Adler LaFonte
· George Smith
· Scott Snyder
$500 - $1,000
$100 - $500
Baltimore County Vice & Narcotics Squad
Betty J. Glascoe
Joan T. Hill
Keith & Wendy Hill
John & Lucille Peoples
Joan M. Pratt
Nationwide Insurance Agency
Frankel Cadillac Pontiac GMC
$50 - $100
Jessie L. Brown
Harrison & Ruth Hill
John & Lucille Peoples
Leonora & Dwight Powell
Janet Kim Thompson
James R. & Renee Thompson
J.R. & Natalie Thompson
Dolores L. Winston
$25 - $50
Barbara & Willie E. Bates
Johnie Mae Bispham
Lillie Mae Brooks
Aaron & Patricia Burrell
Beverly D. Hall
John & Delores Howell
Barbara Sue Hudson
Mary Ellen Thompson
Tavin & Michelle Thompson
Fred & Dorothy Woodard
David L. Moore - Elves & More
United States Marine Toys For Tots:
· Major William J. Grein
· Gunnery Sgt. Anthony McGriff
· Sgt. Wllie Chance
· Staff Sgt. Thomas Montanaro
· Staff Sgt. Donell Singleton · Staff Sgt. Thomas Stradnick
Comcast TV - Cn8
We thank all of the Thoroughbred Spirits listed here for making it possible for the G&E Hill Foundation to bring some measure of hope and happiness to the many deserving children in need.
Co-founder and Chair
FIRST ANNUAL HOPE & HAPPINESS BENEFIT GALA
The G&E Hill Foundation's 1st Annual Hope & Happiness Benefit Gala, chaired by Baltimore City Comptroller, Joan M. Pratt, was a huge success. Thanks to all who came out to help celebrate the 5th anniversary of the G&E Hill Foundation at this special event to benefit underprivileged children.
When: Friday, October 29, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: The Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Chair - Gloria Hill
Co-chair - Joan M. Pratt
Mistress of Ceremony - Ernestine Jones
Musical Selection - Damon Antonio Dunnock
Minister of Comedy - Robert Richardson
Praise Dancers - EBC Mime Ministry (Choreographer - Michelle Middleton)
Mini Fashion Show - Travis Winkey Models
DJ - Jerry Stamper
Lucky winner - Lawrence Waller
A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
A GospelFest Extravaganza was held to benefit the G&E Hill Foundation's 1st Annual Bike-A-Tyke Campaign, chaired by Baltimore City Comptroller, Joan M. Pratt. Many thanks to all who came out and supported this worthy cause.
When: Sunday, October 14, 2007, (National Children's Day)
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: Turner Auditorium, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Entertainment by the Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins, a spectacular performing ensemble and gospel choir directed by Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch
Book-signing of Thoroughbred: My House, My Block, by G. Dove Hill, local author and Co-founder of the G&E Hill Foundation (Oprah Winfrey's father, Vernon Winfrey, recently sent a copy of her book to Oprah)
Raffle -- Lucky winners were:
Jonathan R. Williams - A top-of-the-line 26" bicycle
René Henry - A DVD Player