Our Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Springfield Chapter conducts our monthly meetings at Colonial Estates Apartment Complex. This opportunity has given us a chance to meet and interact with the children and families who live at the complex and are part of our community. Many of these families are single parent households; primarily single moms raising their children. In recognizing this we have partnered with Colonial Estates to assist these families and provide community support.
In recognizing that education is key in creating a strong mind, we started a program in August of 2007 called Kids Safety Day. Each year we put together and sponsor a picnic with great food, music, and activities. These activities include a bounce house, horseback riding, games, and a dance contest.
We also provide vendors related to health and safety who share information and education with the families on many topics as listed:
In addition to the above, the UMASS Mounted Horse Patrol visits, the Springfield Fire Department provides Fire Safety teaching and the Springfield Police Department gives out badges and talks to the families about community relations.
Having the tools to help with education is very important. We end the day giving away backpacks and school supplies for all the kids.
This was our tenth year doing this annual program.