LP Class of 2019 Thanked for Helping Students of Operation Graduate

Class of 2019 with Bikes

A letter from Paula Kay …

Thank you so much on behalf of the students of Operation Graduate for the kindness, thoughtfulness and work put in to providing 5 young persons with new bicycles and helmets.

Leadership Pinellas, we cannot thank you enough for your gesture of welcoming the young people into your meeting to present them with the bicycles and to interact with the professionals present. The students shared with me that they enjoyed the conversations and were so encouraged that individuals cared about their future and well-being.

Mr. Ian at Chainwheel Drive Bicycles, thank you so much for ensuring the bikes were safe and ready for these young people to use to move around the beautiful city of Clearwater. Your gesture of kindness will not be forgotten.

Chief Dan Slaughter’13, Mr. Brian Craig’18, and the amazing Police Aides, thank you for transporting us to Safety Harbor to meet the wonderful individuals participating and organizing Leadership Pinellas and for bringing the students and bicycles back from Safety Harbor to Chainwheel Drive Bicycles and back to the substation so the students can receive them and ride safely.

Words cannot express the thankfulness of the team effort to make a difference in the lives of these 5 youth. May each of you and all involved receive an overflow of what you have done for these students.

Thank you!
Paula Kay
Senior Manager, Neighborhood Initiatives, North Greenwood Resource Center/Operation Graduate, United Way Suncoast