P4P News

2016 Annual Report

The P4P / Sewing Peace 2016 Annual Report gives information on our accomplishments, our financial situation, and our plans for the future. It's also a chance for us to acknowledge all our supporters: companies and individuals who make donations, overseas partners, and groups in the U.S. who help with the collections. Click here to read the report.

P4P Bike Number 150,000!


On April 1, 2017, the Long Island Returned Peace Corps Volunteers collected P4P bike number 150,000. We will ship it to Guatemala later this month. Congratulations to P4P and our collection partners. Here's to our next 26 years!


On April 22nd, volunteers from the Warren Hills High School Chess Club helped us load 575 bicycles into a 40-foot container bound for Chimaltenango, Guatemala. This was our 18th shipment to FIDESMA, for a total of 9,460 bicycles. This shipment included P4P’s 150,000th bicycle!

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InGear remains our primary publication for bicycle news. Click here for the Fall 2016 InGear newsletter.

Our sewing machine organization, Sewing Peace, has its own newsletter, InStitch. Click here for the Fall 2016 InStitch newsletter.

Treadle Sewing Machines

Dave and Robert processing treadle machinesWe picked a warm day in February to visit the trailers and get some treadle sewing machines ready for shipping. Click here for the story.

Albania Update

Shopping bags in AlbaniaWe just got email from Ened Mato, director of PASS, P4P partner in Albania, one of our most active partners. Besides their projects with bikes and sewing machines, PASS has a wide variety of other interests, including the environment, underprivileged children, and several more. Click here for Ened's update.

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 148,000 bicycles, 3,400 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.

After several years of smaller collections, P4P in 2016 finally saw an uptick in the number of bikes we collected. Sewing machine collections are up even more.

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

UpComing Collections

Sat 4/22/17 9am-12pm
Sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church
@Faith Lutheran Church
524 South Street
New Providence, NJ 07974

Sat 4/29/17 8am-12 noon
Sponsored by Clinton Sunrise Rotary in conjunction with the annual Fishing Derby at
Demott Pond
Route 173 West/West Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
Call (908) 279-0112

Contact Lori to Schedule Your Spring or Fall 2017 Collection:

Tinkerer Wanted!