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THE RECYCLERY COLLECTIVE's Fundraiser:

Tailwind for Tools

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THE STORY:

The Recyclery Collective is an educational bike shop that promotes sustainability by giving people access to tools, skills, and opportunities for collaboration. We are run by thirteen collective members who each donate four or more hours a week to our work. Many other volunteers help out when they can, and together they put in 200 to 300 hours every month! This time is spent repairing bicycles for people in need of transportation, offering bike maintenance education during open shops, and running a number of youth-oriented programs.

With this fundraiser we are hoping to:

  • Update our space by installing two new repair stands in what is now only a storage area. 
  • Replace our most heavily used and worn tools.
  • Upgrade our light fixtures and bulbs to more sustainable standards.
  • Remodel our front desk, add a theft-protected display area for bicycle parts, and create a small lounge area for our patrons and volunteers.
  • Update our computers to increase productivity.

With new bike stands, we can run full-time programs at the shop without interrupting our staff mechanics' work schedules, and we can ensure that our more specialized tools are protected from theft.

We purchased many of our tools when we started ten years ago. With over 1,500 annual users coming to our Open Shop, they have seen a lot of use and many of them need to be replaced.

Our current light fixtures are for old fluorescent bulbs which are no longer manufactured in the U.S. New lighting will help everyone who uses the shop to see what they’re working on. It will also be more energy efficient and sustainable.

A smaller and more efficient front desk will protect our higher-value items from theft and will optimize the check-in/check-out system.

A lounge area will let our volunteers rest during their shifts and give our patrons a place to wait comfortably without crowding the busy routes through the shop. It will also add life to our community gatherings and events.

Newer computers will help our staff productivity. We’re not looking for cutting edge here, but our current machines practically lock up when attempting to multitask.

We know this goal is high, but $10,000 will let us make all four dreams come true. 

We appreciate every donation big and small. Every dollar counts!

Thank you from all our pink sprocket hearts!

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To This Fundraiser

$3,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

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    $20

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    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Klingenberger

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dominique Lewis

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Tomas Miniotas

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $130

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ellie

    $100

  • Dan

    $100

  • p daniels

    $100

  • Tom Schneider

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Ford Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Daniel Cedarbaum

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tommy Rousse

    $35

  • cameron coates

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Amy berghoff

    $100

  • Mark Greenbaum

    $25

  • Andrius Slizius

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ben and Lindsay Janasiak

     

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    $50

  • Edita and Laurynas

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Louis Knapp

    $500

  • Bill Z

    $100

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  • Brian Smith

    $135

  • Barrett Winston

    $50

  • Gary Knutson

    $50

  • Jim and Sue Lindquist

     

  • Justin & Angie Einck

    $50

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31% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Justin & Angie Einck

Justin & Angie Einck

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Adam Keeffe 2 years ago

Jim and Sue Lindquist

Jim and Sue Lindquist

In memory of Adam L Keeffe 2 years ago

Gary Knutson

Gary Knutson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Barrett  Winston

Barrett Winston

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

DONATION: $135

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Edita M told me about this..great work!!! 3 years ago

Bill Z

Bill Z

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Louis Knapp

Louis Knapp

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Edita and Laurynas

Edita and Laurynas

DONATION: $50

3 years ago