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Yesterday the world lost a Hero.

We here at P4P need to acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and coworker Dick Swisher. While the sewing machine program was a P4P initiative, it was Dick Swisher who made it successful. In the eleven years we have been shipping sewing machines, it was Dick who collected, repaired and prepared close to one thousand sewing machines for shipment overseas.  more...

Pedals for Progress and the Dariu Foundation in Vietnam

Pedals for Progress and the Dariu Foundation (based in Switzerland) are please to announce that we have received importation permits from the Government of Vietnam.  P4P is now planning on sending our first shipment of bicycles to Ho Chi Minh City by late April, 2011. The Dariu Foundation will start distribution first in southwestern Vietnam in the Vinh Long Province more...

Documentary to Feature Pedals for Progress

We’re excited to announce that Pedals for Progress will be highlighted in a feature-length documentary film directed by Greg Sucharew. The Bicycle City follows the lives of several Nicaraguan families who have received P4P bikes to tell the story of a city that is working to raise itself up from the poverty of its stagnant colonial past and the scarring of a ruinous more...

High Bridge man lifts thousands out of poverty

Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:00 am High Bridge man lifts thousands out of poverty By DEB DAWSON, Editor Recorder Community Newspapers | 0 comments HIGH BRIDGE – David Schweidenback, 58, is a man who really loves his job. He doesn’t just love it -- Pedals for Progress (P4P) is his 20-year-old baby. He nurtures it daily, and is proud of its more...

Our Spring Collections Begin Soon

Pedals for Progress is a simple beast. We take unwanted bikes here and send them to where they are needed. But to do that, we need people to give us those bikes. It is during our spring and autumn collection campaigns that we gather up the inventory to ship overseas. The new collection season is quickly approaching and we’re busily scheduling collection events around more...

Freewheeling through a downturn

P4P in NJ more...

Pedals for Progress in Grapevine News

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Angels in Flight

Pedals for Progress has recently developed a unique partnership with Angels in Flight to send donated sewing machines to La Cuenca, Costa Rica. Founded by Cindy Paulus, Angels in Flight is a group of JetBlue flight attendants seeking to do what they can to make positive changes in the areas to which they travel. In the case of La Cuenca, P4P has been able to help by more...

Pedals for Progress, JP McHale Pest Management

Pedals for Progress, JP McHale Pest Management from Greg Sucharew on more...

Cycle Recycle: Economic Development in Sierra Leone

Cycle Recycle: Economic Development in Sierra Leone from Greg Sucharew on more...