P4P News

Update from Albania

We just got an update from our good friend Ened Mato. Ened runs Ecovolis, P4P's partner in Albania, one of our most active partners. Besides its bike programs, Ecovolis runs programs that provide housing and food to the Albanians who need them most.

Click here to read Ened's report.

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.

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Tanzania Number 4

2016 Nov Tanzania No.4, 75 machinesDave and Gary just packed 75 sewing machines into a perfect cube, now bound for Tanzania.

Fall Newsletters

2016 Fall InStitch

For the first time, we have two Fall newsletters.

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

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

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 2017.
Email lori@p4p.org or
call 908-638-4811

UpComing Collections

2016 collections are done.

Spring 2017:

Sat 4/29/17 9am-12pm
Sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church
@Faith Lutheran Church
524 South Street
New Providence, NJ 07974
Contact Bob Berk (908) 209-6915

Sat 5/13/17 9am-12noon
Sponsored by St. John’s Memorial Episcopal Church
w/Upper Saddle River Scout Troop 133
@ St. John’s Memorial Episcopal Church
East Main St. at Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Contact (201) 327-0703

Contact Lori to Schedule Your Spring 2017 Collection:

Tinkerer Wanted!