Lin Realty Group Donates 50 Bikes to Hillsides Foster Care Charity for the Holidays

Published : Friday, December 13, 2019 | 5:24 PM

Left to right: Lin Realty Group Volunteers – (top row) Aaron Salinger, Patrick Vasquez, Perry Rock, Bill Rock, Riley Smith Gennady Gorin, Henry Gamboa, Scarlet Eskew, Bri Lliles, Vincent Benoist, Carlen Colmenares (bottom row) Jack Gamboa, Luvy Gamboa, Janelle Gamboa, Joseph Rock, Jennifer Stratton, Derek Stratton

Local realtor Eva Lin and her team at Lin Realty Group in Pasadena donated 50 new bicycles and helmets to the children living at Hillsides residential treatment program. This year the company also enlisted the Denver, Colorado based non-profit Wish for Wheels to help facilitate the assembly of the bikes on the Hillsides campus during the “Lin Realty Group’s 2nd Annual Bike Build & Donation Party.”

All 50 children who live at Hillsides were presented with the bikes and helmets as holiday presents.

This is the second year Lin Realty Group has supported Hillsides, a Pasadena-headquartered foster care and mental health charity, for the holidays.

Carmen Colmenares helping fit a Hillsides resident’s helmet.

“Becoming a new mom has been such a transformative experience. It has really inspired me to do something positive for underprivileged Pasadena children who don’t have all the comforts that I hope to provide for my own children,” said Team Leader Eva Lin. “There’s something so simple and pure about a young child enjoying the freedom and delight that comes with riding their very own bicycle. I think most of us take it for granted that we had a bike growing up, but for these kids, it’s a huge deal.”

Lin Realty Group looks forward to repeating this event for the children at Hillsides every holiday season. “All things considered, building and gifting these bicycles during the holidays is a small gesture, but I know we’re helping spark joy for these children,” said Eva. The team strives to eventually supply bicycles to hundreds of children throughout the San Gabriel Valley each year.

Lin Realty Group is a Pasadena real estate company that helps families buy and sell homes through their superior client service approach. Their long-term mission is to pioneer a higher standard of care, setting an example for the entire real estate culture. Endeavoring to fulfill its mission, Lin Realty Group donates a portion of its sales to its charitable giving efforts so that it will have a direct, positive impact on the children in their local community.

Hillsides residential treatment program offers provide a safe and stable environment for children and youth who cannot live at home, who suffered trauma and who have severe emotional, psychological and behavioral challenges requiring specialized care and treatment. Children have recently started to take advantage of Hillsides new $18.2 million improvement project. The 34,000-square foot Margie & Robert E. Petersen Student Center includes a new dining commons, state-of-the-art kitchen, art room, music studio, and gym.

About Hillsides

Hillsides, with its affiliate Bienvenidos, is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves nearly 17,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena.





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