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.

First Sewing Machines to Kenya

On 12 September 2016 we shipped 34 sewing machines to Cherehani Africa, our new partner in Nairobi, Kenya.

Yes, it was hot!

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Sewing Machines in Vermont

2016 Sep Sewing Machine collection in VTMary O'Brien and Ham Gillette with 30 of the 43 machines collected at the Springfield, VT, transfer station. We will be boxing them up in advance of the September 24th collection by the Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

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.

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Now booking collections for Fall 2016.


UpComing Collections

Sat 10/29/16 12-3pm
Sponsored by Haddonfield Rotary Club
@ parking lot behind Haddonfield Borough Hall
242 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Contact NWNicolay@aol.com
(609) 472-3771

Sun 10/30/16 12-3pm
Sponsored by Blair Academy
@Blair Academy (Hardwick Hall parking lot)
2 Park Street
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Contact Kaye (908) 362-6121 ext 5688

Contact Lori to Schedule Your Fall 2016 Collection:

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