P4P News

A New Face and a Fond Farewell


P4P's long time office manager Beverly Merchant will be retiring around the end of the month. Beverly has been the linchpin at the center of the organization keeping track of all the loose ends. We certainly wish her a healthy and happy retirement with a sincere thank you for all of the work she has done on behalf of the organization. And even though we will miss Bev, this opens a door for someone else to take her place. I would like to introduce all of you to Lori - lori@p4p.org. Lori has big boots to fill but I am quite confident that given a little time she will do great as our new Office Manager. All of you Autumn bicycle collectors, this is a great chance to call up to say hello to Lori, last change to say goodbye to Bev, and a wonderful time to schedule your Autumn collection.


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Costa Rica Update

Miranda Family
Spring 2014 InGear

Due to its warm, sunny climate, Tacares de Grecia in the Alajuela Province is one of Costa Rica’s main areas for growing tomatoes, the dry season being the most suitable for planting crops. The Miranda Family owns a small plot for producing tomatoes. They distribute and sell their goods through roadside vendors as well as deliver tomatoes directly to customers using bicycles outfitted with baskets, charging 1000 colones (approximately $2.00) for every 2 kilos of tomatoes.


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 130,000 bicycles, 2,000 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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March - June


2013 Annual Report Now Available! Click on the cover to download a copy.


This Weekend’s Collections

Sat 4/26
10 AM – 4 PM
Sponsored by: Fairmont Presbyterian Church
Church Community House
247 Old Turnpike road (Rte 517)
Tewksbury. NJ

Sun 4/27
9:30AM – 1 PM
Temple Shalom
215 S. Hillside Avenue
Succasunna, NJ 07876

Sun 4/27
12PM – 3PM
Sponsored by the Fair Lawn PM Rotary Club
Fair Lawn Edison Schools
37-01 Fair Lawn Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410


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