P4P News

P4P Bike Number 150,000!

Here is the whole story.

Sewing Machines in Uganda

On July 24, 2017, we got word that 73 sewing machines have just arrived in Uganda. Here they are, fresh off the pallet.

Fall 2017 Collections

Our fall 2017 collection season is underway. Click here for a report.

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For Summer 2017, for the first time, we are publishing our newsletters in online formats only. See Dave's President's Letter for some comments.

As we did for Fall 2016, we are publishing two newsletters: InGear (PDF, HTML) for our bicycle operations and InStitch (PDF, HTML) for sewing machines.

Take a look:

Fall 2017 Container #1: Ghana

We just shipped our first container of the season. It's on its way to Ghana, expertly loaded by the Computer Science Club of Warren Hills High..

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

UpComing Collections

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Sat 10/21/17 12-3pm
Sponsored by Tohickon Middle School Team Infinity
at Tohickon Middle School
5051 Old Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
Contact (267) 893-3300 ext 6564

Sat 10/28/17 9am-12pm
Sponsored by Haddonfield Rotary Club
at parking lot behind Haddonfield Borough Hall
242 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Contact NWNicolay@aol.com
(609) 472-3771

Contact Lori to Schedule Your Fall 2017 Collection:

Tinkerer Wanted!