Keep it Real Wednesday
June 21, 2023
As many of you know, the mission statement of the Blessing Bike is to provide access to affordable passenger bicycles to families with loved ones struggling with age, health, or disability-related barriers.
To date, we have helped 85 families, 37 nursing homes, and 12 community organizations with their own blessing bikes in the last 4 years.
So how do community organizations fit into the mission statement?
Well, people like Parker Harger at SoGood made that an easy decision for us.
You see, Parker’s idea of FAMILY extends to his community and all who know him. He founded SoGood, a nonprofit right here in Meridian, Idaho to share kindness. It was that simple.
Their mission is to UPLIFT and LOVE, to make a difference in this world through kindness and doing something good for no reason at all.
It started with sharing tee-shirts to put a smile on people’s faces and then during the pandemic, they saw a need to help those in nursing homes, veterans, first responders, and teachers
In the last few months, we have seen Parker spread kindness and joy with their Blessing Bike in ways we never imagined.
He has peddled people around his neighborhood, has dropped into nursing homes to give people rides, and has brought his blessing bike to the veteran’s home in Boise to visit with veterans while he peddles them around the campus.
For Parker, it’s not just a bike ride, it is a moment between two human beings that cannot be measured. It is about sharing moments, staying in the present, and creating a connection.
There is a quote on SoGood’s website that says it all, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa.
Thank you, Parker Harger and SoGood, for helping us all feel like we belong, one ride at a time.
(to learn more about SoGood, please visit their website (https://sogood.org) and follow them on their Facebook and Instagram pages to journey with them on their adventures)