BENEFITING: Pedals for Progress
Donations to P4P can be made through this page until September 16, 2012. P4P ships donations of bicycles and sewing machines where they are sorely needed, but without modest funding, the mission cannot be achieved. The Pedals for Progress inspiration and approach:
"Every year, affluent Americans buy 22 million new bicycles and discard millions of old ones, abandoning many more unused in basements, sheds, and garages. Most of these end up in our already overburdened landfills. Meanwhile, poor people overseas need cheap, non-polluting transportation to get to jobs, markets, customers, and schools. Pedals for Progress has received, processed and donated over 125,000 bicycles, 1,000 used sewing machines and $10.8 million in new spare parts to partner charities in 32 developing world countries. Pedals for Progress isn't just donating used bicycles: It's also helping developing world economies by promoting self-sustaining bicycle repair businesses."
Check out p4p.org, and hit me up if you'd like to help organize a bicycle collection in Westchester County, NY - or an adjacent county - in 2012. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org