Walmart saves Christmas after thief steals children’s bikes from charity

Posted at 9:41 PM, Apr 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-21 23:41:35-04

A few local stores came to the rescue after a thief stole 60 children’s bikes from ‘Christmas Unlimited.’

The bikes were kept in a storage unit to be given to boys and girls in need this upcoming Christmas. The local non-profit organization said someone broke into the unit and stole all the bikes that were from donations made this past December.

So, nine different Walmart stores decided to come together and donated 63 bikes. But that isn’t all, at the exchange Saturday afternoon, the stores donated 25 additional bikes and $2,000 in cash.

"All the Walmarts that are here in the Springs, as well as Castle Rock, Monument, and Falcon and Woodland Park — we all came together and donated 63 bikes," said Robin Geiss, Manager of the Woodmen and Powers Walmart.

Santa himself was on hand at the big donation, where the community was also welcome.

The organization expressed such gratitude for the generosity and helping save Christmas for so many deserving boys and girls. "It means everything to us. Walmart’s always been there for us, to where we know some of the managers personally," said Mike Tapia, Executive Director of Christmas Unlimited.

Toys, bikes, and cash can be donated all year round at the Christmas Unlimited headquarters at 2205 E Boulder every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by calling 719-597-1821.