P4P News

January 2018 Visit to St. Vincent

How often does P4P conduct business on a sailing trip in the Caribbean? Here's the story of a visit Dave made to a school that got P4P/SP sewing machines back in 2010.

NJDEP Recycling Award!

P4P won a 2017 award For Outstanding Achievement In Recycling from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection! Here's the story.

Uganda Progress Report

We just got this January 2018 report from our new partner in Uganda, the Mityana Open Troop Foundation.

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Latest Newsletter

Here is our latest newsletter: Fall 2017.

This time we've combined bicycle news and sewing machine news into a single newsletter.

Diary of a Container

Ever wonder what happens to a container after it leaves the U.S.? Here's the story of Albania #12, bad weather and all.

More photos from Albania

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, 2017, is the first day of P4P's 2018 fiscal year. Click here for a progress report on our shipments of bikes and sewing machines for 2016 and 2017.

Need a special date? Now booking collections for Spring 2018.
Email lori@p4p.org or
call 908-638-4811

UpComing Collections

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Sat 4/21/18 8am-12pm
Sponsored by Clinton Sunrise Rotary
in conjunction with the annual Fishing Derby
at Demott Pond
Clinton, NJ 08809
Call (908) 279-0112

Sat 4/28/18 9am-12pm
Sponsored by Bernardsville United Methodist Church
at Bernardsville United Methodist Church
22 Church Street
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
(908) 766-0669

To sponsor a 2018 collection, call Lori at 908-638-4811 lori@p4p.org

Tinkerer Wanted!