About a dozen of local bikers donated backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 300 students at Carmen Anaya Elementary on Friday.
Students at the elementary witnessed the members of the McAllen Chapter of the American Bikers Association arrive early Friday morning, riding their bikes and with over 300 backpacks filled with school supplies, which would benefit most of the campus, according to a press release.
The principal of Anaya Elementary, Berta Cantu, said the event made her and the students feel support from the community.
“It’s just really emotional for us all, so we really appreciate the American Bikers Association coming to our campus,” said Cantu.
The students and staff at the elementary met with the biker group at their gymnasium, where they presented the members with several gifts of appreciation, said the release.
American Bikers Association First Lady, Julia Cannon, expressed how much the event meant to her and the rest of the bikers.
“It makes us feel good, we give back to the community and that’s what it’s all about,” said Cannon. “You can’t describe the feeling, it’s just amazing. The gratitude and appreciation from the kids, there are just too many words for it.”
This as part of the 6th annual Kickstand for Kids event.