Wish for Wheels spreads holiday cheer with 600 new bikes for HISD students

Christmas arrived a bit early for students at Martinez Elementary School after they received new bikes from HISD community partners Wish for Wheels and Oxy.

Since 2004, Wish for Wheels has worked effortlessly to provide more than 75,000 bikes to students in economically disadvantaged communities across America.

Oxy has donated more than 1,500 bikes and helmets to students in Texas and Colorado.

This year, HISD and Wish for Wheels partnered with Oxy for their largest bike build yet to donate 600 new bikes to second grade students at 10 HISD elementary schools including: Atherton, Henderson, Dogan, Bruce, Isaacs, Pugh, Kashmere Gardens, Scroggins, Port Houston, and Martinez Elementary School. 

For many students, this will be their first time owning a bike of their own.

“This feels like a dream come true,” said Principal April Coleman-Hernandez. “We feel really elated and blessed that our students were selected to receive this gift.”

To learn about more how HISD’s community partners are giving back this holiday season, click here.