The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant to Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC) in the amount of $20,000. These funds will fully fund a two day a week summer program in the Toledo community teaching students with disabilities how to safely ride a bicycle. In addition, the Toledo Community Foundation’s grant will provide funds for PEAC to work with the Toledo Ability Center at Cricket Camp.
The mission of the PEAC is to empower individuals with disabilities through cycling. The summer cycling program is structured to help individuals with disabilities identify and achieve cycling goals. PEAC believes everyone can ride, and creates specialized curriculum for every individual who wishes to be involved in cycling. Biking plays a critical role in increasing community access, fostering social involvement and self esteem, and promoting healthy lifestyles among individuals with disabilities. The Toledo Community Foundation and PEAC are happy to bring this program to the Toledo community.
Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 670 funds with assets of approximately $219 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website at www.toledocf.org or follow us on Facebook.
As a non-profit organization, Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC) would not exist without the generous support of our donors and sponsors. We humbly accept monetary gifts, as well as equipment and other in-kind donations. For more information on PEAC or how you can support it’s community efforts, visit bikeprogram.org.