Freewheels Houston and staff and students at Margaret Wisdom High School recently gathered to thank the Aubrey & Sylvia Farb Community Service Fund at Congregation Emanu El for its generous grant to support Freewheels’ program to provide bikes, helmets, locks and lights to 100 students.
Mr. and Mrs. Farb and their daughter, Susan Farb Morris, were joined by Senior Rabbi Oren Hayon and Senior Pastor Duane Larson of Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Wisdom Principal Michelle Wagner, Wraparound Resource Specialist Wagma Isaqzoy, Freewheels founder Bill Mintz thanked the Farbs, who created the endowment. The most meaningful comments came from some of the 12 students who received bikes in October. Mr. Farb provided words of encouragement, explaining the value of his Rice University education in his life.
The grant evolved when Susan Farb Morris, a member of the endowment’s board, read a Houston Chronicle story and encouraged Freewheels to apply for the grant.
Legacy Community Health acquired bicycle helmets for Wisdom students through the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program.
Freewheels Houston was established by members of Christ the King Church and members of Houston’s bicycling community in 2015. We rely on the Houston community for bike donations. Bikes are repaired by volunteers.