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SDC11190 You know of Pedals for Progress as we have had great success during the last 24 years recycling used American bicycles from the greater New York City Philadelphia area. In fact we have collected and shipped 145,000 bikes to developing world nations to spur economic growth. What you might not know is we have a sideline which we hope will become almost as important. We have shipped over 3100 sewing machines! Click here to read more

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Letter from Fiji


Bula Vinaka, Greetings from Fiji

Between 1993 and 2002 we were lucky enough to receive six shipments totaling 1012 bicycles from Pedals for Progress. We were very successful reaching at-risk youth, teaching them basic mechanics and instilling in them a love for cycling.

Due to a variety of reasons both personal and political I was not able to keep the program going. Now I hope to reinvigorate the program for the benefit of all Fijians and have petitioned Pedals for Progress for our sixth shipment of bicycles.

The beautiful Fiji Islands are well known for their unique tropical scenery, tasty food, and eco-friendly life-style, but Fiji is still a developing country. Systems and life-style aren't diverse compared to other countries.

To help establish a solid foundation I would like to introduce cycling as a major event.
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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 142,00 biycles and 2,800 Sewing Machines.
used sewing machines and $10.8 million in new spare parts to partner charities in 38 developing world countries. Pedals for Progress isn't just donating used bicycles: It's also helping developing world economies by promoting self-sustaining bicycle repair businesses.

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UpComing Collections

Sat 9/12/15 9am-12pm
Sponsored by Branchburg Rotary Club
@Branchburg Municipal Bldg
1077 Rt 202 North
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Call Dan (908) 725-3322 or (908) 526-3600

Sat 9/12/15 9am-12 pm
@Wahlert Catholic High School
2005 Kane St
Dubuque, Iowa
Call Tim Weitzel
(563) 580-9713


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