One of the great rewards of being part of a team that gives back to the community is seeing first-hand how small acts of kindness affect the lives of others. On August 10, Chris Jensen, President of the Utah metro region of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, was presented with a thank you gift from Ride to New Heights, an organization that helps special needs children learn to ride two-wheeled bikes.
Through a generous donation from the Coldwell Banker Community Foundation and many other sponsors in the community, Ride to New Heights was able to bring in 40 children for specialized training and teach them how to do something they never thought possible – to ride a bike.
A group called icanshine.org provided adaptive training equipment and volunteers, and the New Heights team coordinated the event. Steven Palmer, event organizer and father of one of the riders said, “For these kids, it’s transformative. It’s a chance for them to gain self-confidence, independence and improve their self-image.”
The committee wants to continue this event every year and they already have a waiting list for 2016. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage looks forward to being a partner with Ride to New Heights in the coming year. After watching this video, it’s hard to not want to be involved.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is proud to support those in the community who are working to make life better for the residents of this great state. Each year, the Coldwell Banker Community Foundation donates over $40,000, and by the end of 2015, the accrued total will be over $1 million in donated funds.
This September, Coldwell Banker will be hosting the inaugural Parkway Pedal Ride for Autism, which will raise money for the Autism Council of Utah. If you would like to help organizations like The Autism Council of Utah and Ride to New Heights, register at parkwaypedal.com today.