First Friday, April 1st 2016 (Parks)

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It’s hard to believe it’s already time to share our next kindness theme for the month of April. We’ve been busy recruiting donors for our 2nd Annual Red Cross Blood Drive which will take place Saturday April 2nd. So far we have 57 blood donors registered and we will be signing up people for the national bone marrow registry as well. Saving lives any way we can!

There is a great sense of anticipation in the Spring as each day brings more sunshine, flowers and children playing outside. This leads us to this month’s trike theme written by Henry’s mom, Marla.

“Henry loved parks. When he felt good we would go to the boat park and spend hours sliding.

Henry at the park collage

Or we would head to Rood Bridge Park where he would swing and swing. Sometimes he was brave enough to chase his older brother, Owen down the big spiral slide. You could hear is laugh all the way down. It was nice to watch him have this “normal” part of childhood.

Henry and Owen walking in park

We went on occasional walks though some local nature trails. He liked to pick up leaves….and sticks of course. I miss seeing him healthy enough to run those paths.”


So our call to action for April is centered around Henry’s love of parks. Here are just a few ideas.

*Clean up around your local park

*Plant a tree on Earth Day April 22nd

*Leave a giftcard to be found along a path

*Hide matchbox cars or pinwheels by a playground

*Tie a helium balloon to a swing

Park Trike Theme for April

Don’t forget to attach a trike ticket so the recipient can pay it forward. Trike tickets can be printed for free from our website. Please post your photos on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #triked. This inspires others and encourages us to know that this little tricycle is rolling with kindness.

Come join us on April 16th from 9-noon at Jackson Bottom Wetlands. We will be volunteering with Hillsboro Parks and Rec for their Global Youth Services Day. This is a family friendly habitat enhancement and outdoor recreation event. We will be working along the paths followed by an hour of fun activities including bird watching, animal tracking, basket weaving and more. You can send us a message with how many people will be coming or just show up that morning.

Have fun “TRIKING” joy in your local parks!


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