P4P News

P4P Bike Number 150,000!

Here is the whole story.

Sewing Machines in Uganda

On July 24, 2017, we got word that 73 sewing machines have just arrived in Uganda. Here they are, fresh off the pallet.

Fall 2017 Collections

Our fall 2017 collection season is underway. Click here for a report.

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Latest Newsletters

For Summer 2017, for the first time, we are publishing our newsletters in online formats only. See Dave's President's Letter for some comments.

As we did for Fall 2016, we are publishing two newsletters: InGear (PDF, HTML) for our bicycle operations and InStitch (PDF, HTML) for sewing machines.

Take a look:

Blast from the Past

Dave was cleaning his office recently when a May 1996 article from the Philadelphia Inquirer fell out of a box. Not much has changed at P4P except Dave's age.

Our Approach

Every year, affluent Americans buy 18 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 150,000 bicycles, 3,700 used sewing machines, and $10.8 million in new spare parts to partner charities in 38 developing countries. Pedals for Progress isn't just donating used bicycles: It's also helping developing world economies by promoting self-sustaining bicycle repair businesses.


October 1st, 2016, is the first day of P4P's 2017 fiscal year. Click here for a progress report on our shipments of bikes and sewing machines for 2015 and 2016.

Need a special date? Now booking collections for Fall 2017.
Email lori@p4p.org or
call 908-638-4811

UpComing Collections

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Sat 9/23/17 9am-1pm
Sponsored by Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Burlington Plaza
947 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT 05403
Contact jheidkamp@gmail.com
(802) 238-5414

Sat 9/30/17 9am-12pm
Sponsored by St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ
110 N 6th St.
Perkasie, PA 18944
Contact Nancy Rourke or Rev. Jeffrey Wargo
(215) 257-6460

Contact Lori to Schedule Your Fall 2017 Collection:

Tinkerer Wanted!