P4P News

Norristown, PA, Rotary

We just got this report from the Norristown Rotary, one of our steadiest collection partners.

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 Graduation Report

Our new partner in Uganda, the Mityana Open Troop Foundation, just held a graduation ceremony. Here's a report.

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Latest Newsletter

We've just published our Fall 2017 newsletter. See Dave's President's Message for some comments.

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

Take a look:

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.

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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The fall 2017 collection season has ended.

Contact Lori to Schedule Your Spring 2018 Collection:

Tinkerer Wanted!