Some people decided to spend their Black Friday helping others. On Friday, volunteers assembled 500 bikes so needy kids can have a good Christmas this year.
They started with a box. Inside is the frame of a Huffy bike.
"We've got a pretty good assembly line of people putting bikes together," says Glenn Stiles with Star City Corvette Club.
There are about 15 work stations each with at least two people.
"We're assembling this bicycle for the kids for Christmas," says volunteer John Langdon, "We've got a little system down here."
It's not easy to put together 500 bikes.
"Sometimes they cooperate and sometimes they don't but we'll get there," says Langdon.
"Well I haven't figured out how to do the brakes yet," says Taylor Petty who assembled bikes with her parents and brother.
The Star City Corvette Club raised money to buy the 500 bikes. Advance Auto Parts allowed them to use its warehouse in Salem. Then they needed volunteers.
"Keith and I drove down from Lynchburg today and we're just thrilled to be here," says Langdon, "This is the start of an early Christmas for us."
"I think it's a pretty cool way to spend Black Friday instead of like going out and shopping," says Petty.
They put together girls and boys bikes and even bikes for the smaller kids.
On the bikes were assembled the tires were pumped up. The bikes also go through a quality check to make sure everything is alright.
The bikes will be delivered on December 8 to the Salvation Army which will give it to needy families as Christmas gifts.
"Feels good in the heart you know to know you're helping out families that are a little less fortunate this time of year," says Stiles.
"I just got visions in my head of little kids with their eyes alit on Christmas morning so that's why I'm here," says Langdon.
As one man told WDBJ7 people have helped him over the years and this is one way to give back.