Bikes in need of repair pile up at REC for Kids’ Newton location. (File photo)

Bikes in need of repair pile up at REC for Kids’ Newton location. (File photo)

Newton-based REC for Kids seeks bike-repair help

Charitable organization donates bicycles to youth in need

A Newton-based organization that aims to refurbish old bikes and donate them to youth in need is seeking help from those who are mechanically inclined.

REC for Kids – which has been operating since 2007, and was started by members of local Rotary clubs – is looking for volunteers who can help repair and refurbish the organization’s collection of donated bikes.

The organization, which operates out of a City of Surrey-owned house near Unwin Park, collects, fixes and donates hundreds of bikes each year, mostly to in-need recipients who have been referred by schools, RCMP and social-service groups.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact the organization through its official website, www.recforkids.com, or by calling 604-598-0322.