Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bikes for the World Collection on 6/27

Have a bike that you are not using? Donate it!

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
10AM - 2PM

One-day collection at Headquarters Park Offices,
2224 E NC 54,
Durham NC 27713
(located in RTP on Hwy 54, between 55 and Alston)

The mission of Bikes for the World (BfW) is to collect valuable but unwanted bicycles and related material--parts, tools, and accessories--in the U.S. and deliver them at low cost to community programs assisting the poor in developing countries. The bikes donated to our partner organizations provide much-needed and affordable transportation to laborers, micro-entrepreneurs, farmers, health workers, and students. As much as possible, Bikes for the World uses the donated bicycles to help set-up self-sustaining bicycle repair
operations which can make enough money to pay the direct costs for subsequent container shipments of donated bicycles. Thus, we ask those donating the bicycles to offset the cost of shipping the bikes by making a tax-deductible $10 donation per bike.

Thanks in advance for donating your old bike. We guarantee that it will go to someone in need and will very likely transform a life.

Four things you can do:

1) fwd this announcement to your work, worship, or friends email lists

2) donate cash or a bike, or both, for the collection

3) volunteer on collection day (write receipts, work on bikes etc)

4) help us get this announcement in media outlets (newspaper, TV, radio, blogs)

For more info: 919-688-9347

Dan Gatti

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