Universal Surveillance Systems Foundation Donates Bicycles to 100 Low Income Children in Selma, Alabama
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – December 11, 2012 – Just in time for the holidays, the Universal Surveillance Systems Foundation (USS Foundation) donated 100 new bicycles to low-income children at the Sophia P. Kingston Elementary School in Selma, AL, on Dec. 11, 2012.
School districts throughout the U.S. are experiencing budget cutbacks, some that have drastically reduced bus services for many students, so the USS Foundation is donating bikes to assist children in commuting to school. The students were selected based on good citizenship, academics and attendance. Funding was provided through the generosity of donors and businesses while Walmart provided bike discounts and Two Men and a Truck moving services transported the bikes at no cost.
“For many, this unfortunately will be the only Christmas gift under the tree this year,” said Adel Sayegh, founder and CEO of the USS Foundation. “These children have high hopes for the future, and it is important to help them achieve their dreams. We want to give children the means of transportation to school. Our children are the future and we have to instill in them the importance of education.”
The USS Foundation donated 300 bikes in Michigan and Ohio in November with upcoming donations scheduled for Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi and New York. “Growing up in poverty, I understand the circumstances and resonate with those struggling in this economy,” continued Sayegh. “I cannot allow a lack of transportation to hinder a child’s chances at a better life and I will continue to fight for a brighter future.”
Founded in 2011 by Adel Sayegh, president and CEO of Universal Surveillance Systems (USS), the USS Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping poor and less fortunate children around the world to have the tools, skills and knowledge to build a better life with a hope for a brighter tomorrow. Their current program, Adopt-A-Bike, has donated hundreds of bicycles to low-income children in numerous states to assist them in traveling to school.