Hats Off to Orange Park Chrome Divas
Thursday, January 7, 2016
For the past several years members of the Chrome Divas Motorcycle Organization of Orange Park have volunteered at Justice Coalition events. They’ve assisted with registration at Rides for Justice, obtained donations for silent auctions (and manned the auction tables), and helped in many other ways.
Most recently they’ve hosted an annual Christmas party for a few children whose families have been affected by violent crimes. Pastor Amos Bankhead opens the doors of his church – Combined Gospel Christian Fellowship – to these ladies who generously present lovely gifts to about four or five children each year.
The kids are excited about their gifts and the attention, but the highlight of the day is seeing Chrome Divas Christmas Party. Thanks to Santa and Mrs. Claus: Tim and Sherry Shelton. their smiles when they get to sit on one of the big motorcycles.
Chapter Director Michelle Key says, “We currently have 23 active members in our chapter of the organization that was founded in 2002 as a worldwide association of women motorcycling enthusiasts who love to ride and enjoy being around motorcycles. Although our main purpose is to RIDE AND HAVE FUN we are also committed to lending a helping hand in our communities!”
In addition to supporting the Justice Coalition Ride for Justice, they are involved in many other rides for charity throughout the year, including the annual ThinkPink Ride for Unity Outreach in support of breast cancer victims. And this is the fourth Diva Claus event for children whose families are being assisted by the Justice Coalition. Michelle says the Divas “are proud and humbled by the opportunity [your organization] provides for us to give back a little to the community.
We truly admire what you do and are happy to play a small part in bringing smiles to the faces of those children.” These ladies give more than just “a little”! Each year they ask for names and wish lists of four or five children, then they go out and purchase gifts to abundantly grant all those wishes. It’s hard to tell who is having the most fun – the kids or the gals! Thank you all for your loving and generous spirit – not only at Christmas, but throughout the year. God bless you all.
Originating in Tallahassee, Florida in 2002, Chrome Divas, Inc. was created to provide a means of camaraderie, community participation, and a national link to all women who ride motorcycles and strive to be known as outstanding citizens in their communities with a preference to ride, have fun and share their talents and compassion in group effort. Over 45 existing chapters are located throughout the US, Canada and Australia. The Orange Park group of 23 Registered Members has been together since 2004. The Chrome Divas have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in their communities and are always eager to meet new women riders looking to join them in their efforts.
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