The Keansburg School District, one of our community partners, recently reached out to United Way with a specific need for bicycle helmets at its Joseph J. Caruso School. As part of a “walking” district, most students walk to school or ride bicycles since there is no bussing. Although staff members reinforce the importance of wearing helmets, few students had them since many families do not have the means to purchase them.
Thanks to a grant from the Lakewood BlueClaws, United Way was able to purchase more than 60 helmets to donate to students at the Joseph J. Caruso School. The helmets were distributed during a bike safety assembly by the BlueClaws mascot, Buster.