OAKLAND -- The Ellis Family is again collecting used bikes to give to needy children.

The family is taking donations of used bikes through 6 p.m. Friday. The bikes can be brought to 2116 73rd Ave., in East Oakland.

Ellis family members will repair then, and then give them to children who need them. They hope to collect and give away about 300 bicycles.

The giveaway will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, at the 73rd Avenue location.

For details, call 510-638-9879.