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Bike Giveaway at Esperanza Center

‘Jack the Bike Man’ legacy carries on in holiday bike giveaway in Palm Beach County

Hundreds of Palm Beach County kids to receive bikes for Christmas By: Terra Sullivan Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 22, 2023 and last updated 5:35 PM, Dec 22, 2023 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When Samuel H. “Jack” Hairston III, known as “Jack the Bike Man” passed away earlier this year at the age of 81, the nonprofit inspired by his life of two-wheeled charity promised to carry on his legacy. Through a holiday initiative, the Jack the Bike Man organization has dropped off hundreds of bicycles...

Picture of children and adults waiting in line with a row of bicycles waiting for them

Jack The Bike Man keeps late founder’s spirit alive by taking bicycle giveaways on the road

Written by: Maya WashburnPalm Beach Post JUPITER — Children’s eyes lit up as they gazed at the lines of gleaming bicycles in the parking lot. They gasped and squeezed their parents’ hands when they found out that one of them would soon be theirs. Many of them had never owned a bicycle before. In all, Jack The Bike Man gave away 110 bikes and 10 scooters, along with 110 helmets, at the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center in Jupiter on Wednesday, Dec....

Our volunteer Jay helping put bikes in our trailer

Jack the Bike Man bike giveaway lives on despite his passing

Written by: Albert Pefley WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Jack the Bike Man, a nonprofit group in West Palm Beach, continued its annual tradition of giving away new and used bicycles to underprivileged kids for Christmas. The annual bike giveaways in December first began in 2007. The founder of Jack the Bike Man, Samuel “Jack” Hairston, passed away in July at the age of 81. His staff and volunteers are carrying on without him. Wednesday, they delivered about 110 bikes to the El...

Families picking out bikes donated from Jack the Bike Man to St. John Fisher for Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Giveaway 2022

This year at Jack the Bike Man we did our Christmas Giveaway a little bit different. Our current temporary building on 420 Claremore Drive does not have the adequate space or parking to have thousands of kids getting bicycles and helmets. So we did things a little different this time around. We donated our bikes to other non-profit organizations that do great work with the same communities we would normally donate most of our children’s bicycles to during the Holidays....

Christmas Giveaway 2019 a Success!

The turnout for Jack the Bike Man’s Annual Christmas Giveaway was the largest to date. The event, held on Sunday December 15th, presented thousands of bicycles to children in a festive holiday atmosphere. Santa and his elves greeted the excited children beneath the decorated branches of a magnificent Christmas Tree. Two hundred volunteers fit 2,218 children for bicycles and helmets. This was 25% more than was awarded during the 2018 Christmas Giveaway. Despite large crowds and high demand it is Jack...

Jack the Bike Man gives away bicycles and helmets to entire 5th grade class at Hope Rural School.

Jack the Bike Man continued the tradition of donating bicycles and helmets to the entire 5th grade class at Hope Rural School in Indiantown. The kids were so happy to get these bikes and they decided to sing for us in their classroom as a big thank you! We always feel blessed and happy to give bikes to this wonderful community.    ...

Christmas Giveaway

‘Bike Man,’ Volunteers Make Smiles With 2-Wheeled Gifts

The Palm Beach Post, Monday, December 19, 2016 Annual event in West Palm Beach benefits underprivileged kids. Kids collect their bicycles Sunday during the annual Christmas bike giveaway put on by Jack the Bike Man’s Children’s Bicycle Charity in West Palm Beach. By Corvaya Jeffries Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Cinco. Seis. Siete. Jack “the Bike Man” Hairston counted out as he handed tickets to mothers in front of his bike shop. The numbers they were giving him? The number of children they had who didn’t have...