Volunteers helped to refurbish donated bicycles for the Project Broken Wheel Foundation annual holiday efforts led by Twin River Casino Hotel employees on December 5, 2019. Miracle Pop-Up Bar, which runs each year from Thanksgiving through the New Year nationally, hosted dozens of volunteers who worked on seat replacements, repairing tires, fixing chains, adding reflectors, touching up paint and adding a holiday bow. Over the last 10 years, the Project Broken Wheel program has donated more than 1,100 bicycles to underprivileged families in Rhode Island and local children’s organizations, including the Manville Family Literacy Center, Lincoln Adopt-A-Family, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Child & Family, St. Lucy Catholic Parish and the Salve Regina University Scholarship Program. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, volunteers also enjoyed holiday cocktails, raffles and games amid the holiday backdrop of the Miracle Pop-Up Bar in Twin River Casino Hotel’s Shipyard Pub. Each year, Miracle bar sets the stage for local holiday charity events in each venue its pop-up is hosted at across the country.
Photos by Laura Widness.