Waste Connections, Inc. last year began a program they call “Bikes for Babes” where employees donate to give bikes to children in need, the company matches the employee contributions and the Arkansas Dream Center benefits with 33 bikes. Last year they donated 20 bikes.

According to Jack Sullivan, Site Manager, in Heber Springs, “We never want to waste a connection.”

Several Waste Connection employees, along with Sullivan were present at New Life Church to give the bikes to the Arkansas Dream Center. Santa also made an appearance.

Each year the Arkansas Dream Center and New Life Church work together to have a “Christmas Mall” that needy parents can come “shop” at. Each child receives three gifts total. Families are identified through applications to the Dream Center.

They expect to help 250 families this year with approximately 600 children benefitting.