Universal Surveillance Systems Foundation Donates Bicycles to 350 Low Income Children in Ohio and Michigan
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – December 23, 2011 – In their mission to assist underprivileged children to receive the needed education for a successful life, the Universal Surveillance Systems Foundation (USS Foundation) announced the donation of new bicycles to 350 low-income children in Highland Park, MI, and Canton, OH, at the foundation’s first Adopt-A-Bike events on December 20 and 21, 2011.
Just in time for the holidays, the USS Foundation delighted needy children at the three schools with donated bicycles to provide a reliable way for them to travel to school. Donations to purchase the bikes came from concerned individuals and businesses.
One hundred students each at the Barber Focus School and Henry Ford Academy in Highland Park, MI, and 150 students at the Belden Elementary School in Canton, OH, were selected to receive bicycles based on good citizenship, academics and attendance.
“These underprivileged children dream of one day becoming doctors, teachers, scientists and artists,” said Adel Sayegh, founder and CEO of the USS Foundation. “However, without the necessary education, their bold ambitions will never be realized. The current economic downturn has been particularly cruel to these modest communities, and, as a result, transportation to and from school is often a problem. That’s why we created the Adopt-A-Bike program. Our mission is to give as many needy children around the world a reliable way to travel to school to receive the necessary education to succeed in life and become productive members of their communities. Thanks to the generosity of so many donors, we were able to make the hopeful dreams come true for 350 needy children in Highland Park, MI, and Canton, OH, with the gift shiny new bikes.”
The USS Foundation was created when Sayegh traveled to the Nakatindi Community School in Livingstone, Zambia, in southern Africa Zambia, earlier this year and witnessed 800 students in K-7 grades, most of whom are orphans, walk unescorted over four hours each way to and from school. Realizing that transportation to school is a major obstacle in their attaining the needed education to avoid a lifetime of poverty and hunger, Sayegh launched the USS Foundation with the goal of giving underprivileged children around the world a hope for the future. The Adopt-A-Bike program is the first for the foundation.
The USS Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization under the IRS tax code dedicated to making a better life for underprivileged children around the world. Their website is www.ussfoundation.org, and interested people can follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook or subscribe to their blogs.