A biker foundation in Huron, Ohio is bringing some hope and a smile to children who are having a rough time.
The Bikers Against Abused and Neglected Children Foundation is dedicated to helping stop the abuse of children in the Lake Erie region, and to enrich the lives of those who have been a victim of neglect.
B.A.A.N.C. organizes charity events to help provide for children in need with clothing, school supplies, and Christmas gifts. Fundraising events include poker runs, parties, pot luck dinners, and selling candy or ornaments, providing gifts under their holiday Angel Tree.
The nonprofit organization was the idea of local businessman, Joseph Jenkins, the owner of Huron’s Knucklehead Saloon and Gus’s Cafe and Pizzeria.
“We wanted to help the less fortunate, and that led us to notice the rise of abused and neglected in the area,” said Jenkins, who is known as Mojo. “99% of us are bikers.”
The group’s ultimate goal is to build a memorial site in memory of those children who have lost their lives due to abuse and neglect.
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Donations can be mailed to: BAANC, P.O. Box 358, Huron, Ohio 44839 – Email the group at: [email protected]
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