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Nothing so Sweet as the Smiles from the Whitney Pier Youth Club

It’s the 17th year in business for Framework Cycle & Fitness and every year, mostly unnoticed by customers, company owner Bill  Goldston (dude with the sunglasses below) quietly donates thousands worth of bikes, products and cash to multiple causes, organizations, athletes, schools, community projects and not-for-profits including the island’s only bike team Framework Racing.

But none were so sweet as the smiles received after he donated 17 new bikes to the Whitney Pier Youth Club, a small but mighty not-for-profit organization that has been supporting hundreds of kids in need for more than a decade with everything from recreation and sport to meals, tutoring and play.

DSC02084The club’s executive director Chester Borden (shown in baseball cap) oversees operations and welcomed the April 2013 donation as a way to give kids something they normally wouldn’t get  – the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike.

Framework never forgets the community and it will always give back and support those organizations in the area that do great work.

After Bill purchased the bikes, most assemblies were handled by Bill’s head mechanic Doug Arsenault while staff members Ken Crowdis and Tera Camus assisted in making the dream come true for local kids.

Here’s a few more shots: