Helping with Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Changes Lives
Using a motorcycle as an effective tool to teach life lessons on a personal and professional level, Laura Klock and the nationally-recognized Helping with Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program repaired, customized and finished a damaged motorcycle alongside our youth, all while providing education, empowerment and encouragement. This experience delivers one important message: Just like a motorcycle, you can repair and rebuild anything in your life with the right tools and inspiration.
Youth, staff and volunteers started work on the motorcycle in early January and will unveil the beautiful, customized motocycle Tuesday, May 14, at Black Rose Machine Shop.
The father-son team of Mike and Jeremy Colchin of Black Rose has partnered with the Home in this nine-month program which will occur in two phases. In phase one, youth designed the paint scheme, participated in the marketing plan, gave the bike a new name and customized the bike. In phase two, the rejuvenated bike will be displayed throughout the community to promote raffle ticket sales beginning in June and running through September.
The customized motorcycle will be raffled at fundraiser event Thursday, September 26th at Hilton Omaha. This [professional or motorcycle attire themed] event includes cocktails, silent auction, dinner and entertainment. The program features actor, producer, and best-selling author Henry Winkler as our inspirational speaker!
This project couldn’t have come to the Home and our youth at a better time. It will provide something truly special for the youth in our care while simultaneously raising awareness for programs and services at the Home.
To learn more about sponsorships and/or raffle tickets or to buy tickets to our Restoring Hearts with Bike Parts event September 26, please contact Trish Haniszewski at (402) 457-7034, toll-free (800) 408-4663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHECK OUT OUR BIKE TRANSFORMATION PHOTO PAGE!! We will update this weekly, so come back often and see our progress!
** Like the Omaha Home for Boys on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the progress! We update our page each Wednesday to give you the latest information about how the bike rebuild is going and how engaged our youth are in the process! It’s amazing to watch their teamwork, communication and dedication to make the project a SUCCESS!