Arthur’s Eagle Scout Project Update

Arthur Jacques
36 Deer Meadow
Tolland, CT 06084
(860) 870-1158
jabd.jac@sbcglobal.net

July 15, 2009

NERAC
One Technology Drive
Tolland, CT 06084

Dear Cycling Team Member,

My name is Arthur Jacques. I am a member of Boy Scout Troop 61. Although I am only 14 years old, I am beginning work on an Eagle project this summer. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about my project and how it will help our community. I would also like to ask for your help which will ensure the project is a success.

In addition to my strong commitment to Boy Scouts, I am an avid cyclist. I have completed five 100-mile charity bike rides, as well as a number of shorter ones. For my Eagle project, I have been collecting used bicycles. To date, I have had nearly 150 bikes donated to my project. With the help of Dave Barrow and the staff of Tolland Bicycle, my Scout Troop and other volunteers, I plan to repair the bicycles and donate them to Little Angels Bikes. Little Angels is an organization in Willimantic that collects bicycles to donate to needy individuals in our community. Some of the bikes are given to children in foster care. Others are donated to individuals who need transportation that cannot afford to own a car. You can learn more about Little Angels at http://www.littleangelsbikes.com.

As a member of the NERAC cycling team, I know you share my interest in bicycles. My project is just one way I can share my interest and help less fortunate individuals get involved in a wonderful, fun sport. By getting involved in my project, you can help those people, too.

I will be holding several repair sessions during which community volunteers will help tear down irreparable bikes for scrap metal and parts. We will repair and refurbish those bikes in good, working condition. The next session will be held at Tolland Bicycle on July 26. Contact me at (860) 870-1158 or jabd.jac@sbcglobal.net if you can help.

If you cannot join in the repair session but would like to support my project, you can make a donation which will be used to purchase necessary parts. Checks should be made payable to BSA Troop 61.

Thank you for your time and generosity. I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Arthur Jacques

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