Santa's Bikes for Kids - Winter Equipment Company

Santa’s Bikes for Kids

December 12, 2014

Every year Winter® Equipment works with The Salvation Army to provide bicycles and donations to children and families around Lake County, Ohio. “Santa’s Bikes for Kids” is a fundraiser that was organized by Winter® Equipment owner Kent Winter. He is heavily involved in charities around the area and this one continues to be a great success. 2014 marks the 7th annual campaign to help those struggling during the holiday season.

Donations started being accepted at the beginning of October and within this timeframe, has already collected 109 bikes and $5,000 in donations. This number is growing every day towards the goal of $8,000! These donations go directly to The Salvation Army in Lake County and will be distributed by the Painesville location.

There were (and still are!) multiple ways to donate, whether it be directly through Winter® Equipment, The Salvation Army, or with the chinese raffle.

From 11am-1pm Monday through Wednesday next week, the auctions will be held at Winter® Equipment, located at 1900 Joseph Lloyd Parkway in Willoughby. Ticket prices are 3 for $1. The drawing will be held at 9am on Thursday, December 18th.

Items include gift cards from restaurants and stores, beauty products and services, photo shoot sessions, autographed memorabilia and other great prizes.

Thank you to the following places that have donated towards the raffle prizes!….

Max & Erma’sWinking Lizard of Mentor
Buffalo Wild WingsPenn Station Subs
Bakers SquareJersey Mikes
Capps PizzaEllie Vayo Photography
Guiseppe’s Pizza & SubsJT’S Diner
Giant EagleTGI Friday’s
Panini’s WilloughbyCleveland Indians
Tommy’s Sub ShopLake Metroparks
Firehouse Grille & PubLowes
Mosack’s Religious GiftsJennifer & Company
Quaker Steak & LubeCrush Salon
Terry’s Shoes Foot CareArt Gallery
Beal’s Pickles and PintsBarnes & Noble
Pranzo RestaurantPlant Magic
Ballantine’s RestaurantWalmart
North Coast PhotographyAvenue Beverage
G & G TattooWine 4 U
Michael Stefan SalonFamily Christian Store
Atlas CinemasSweet Beginnings
ApplebeesStarbucks Mentor Mall
Chick-Fil-AStarbucks Willoughby
Molinari’sMario Fazio’s
Sweet Berry Fresh MarketGales Garden Center
Ladies & Gentlemen’sPalm Beach Tan
Home Depot MentorPaisley Farm
M & L TruckingOffice Max


On December 11th, employees from Winter Equipment, Salvation Army and Walmart spent the day loading trucks full of bikes bought at Walmart with the cash donations.








And another huge thank you to the following who have contributed cash donations!….

Individuals include:

Drake Rittenhouse
Bill Heil
Jim Rode
Francis Suszynski


Companies include:

Superior FluxGallagher & Co.
Ferrari TransferA & S Machine
KleifieldsVictor Metals
Imperial Metal SolutionsUSM Precision Products
Eagle WeldingBordonaro Snow Plowing
Snow Plow TechnologiesWillo True Value
Advanced RoboticsSearch Masters
RGM MaterialsRidge Pointe Child Care
D & S AutomotiveEcometal
Powerline EngineAccurate Metals
Heisler ToolReed Financial
Lost Nation Convenient StoreAjax Tocco
Manning & ManningFinestra Gallery
Kopachko MachiningChina PacifiCarbide
SpinnersM H Containers & Equipment.

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