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End of the 2017 Collection Season

Our 27th calendar year collecting bicycles came to a close today on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2017. On a below-freezing morning, the Bunnvale Assembly of God together with the North Hunterdon Rotary Club collected 106 bicycles and 8 sewing machines — a great result in any weather. We would like to thank all of the participants, and especially Jim Murray, who more...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 2017 Recycling Awards Application

In August, 2017, Pedals for Progress applied for a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Recycling Award. Here is the NJDEP Packet announcing the application and specifying the requirements for applying. As specified in the application packet, we submitted these three parts: 1. Application Form (1 page) 2. Program Narrative (4 pages) 3. more...

P4P Bike 150,000: the Whole Story

The Summer 2017 InGear newsletter has some reflections and a partial report on bike number 150,000; the report was partial because at publication time we had collected, packed, and shipped the bike, but it was not yet at its final destination. Here's the whole story. Collected On April 1, 2017, the Long Island Returned Peace Corps Volunteers collected P4P bike number more...

Big Weekend in June 2017

You knew the weekend of June 24, 2017, was going to be action packed when you saw the P4P trailers and parking lot. The Triton 40-foot container had been delivered for our 11th shipment to Albania. The Avis rental truck was ready for the final collection of the spring season. And Dave's Mini and a couple of volunteer vehicles were parked out front. Sewing more...

Liberia

Partner: Education Care Africa 72 sewing machines shipped more...

Liberia: New Partner, May 2017

Sewing Peace is proud to announce that we are adding an additional program. The Tailoring 4 Life Project of Education Care Africa, based in Monrovia, Liberia, is our new partner. The machines will be sailing out of Port Newark on the ACL Atlantic Star on the 6th of June, 2017. The shipment is scheduled to arrive in Monrovia via Antwerp on the 9th of August. We used more...

InGear Fall 2016

1. A Guatemala Success Story 2. Turning Waste into Opportunities 3. The Bike Academy in Tirana, Albania 4. Vietnam Update, Fall more...

Uganda 2017: Shipment 6, New Partner

On 12 April 2017 we made our sixth shipment to Uganda, our first since 2011. Our new partner there is the Mityana Open Troop Foundation. The 73 sewing machines that Dave and Robert packed are scheduled to arrive in Uganda on June 13th. Here is the Mityana grant proposal for a program to provide sewing machines for new businesses and more...

Albania Update, March, 2017

Dear David, I wish you and your organization the best. We have been engaged in several important campaigns. After four years, supported by money we earned by selling shopping bags we made with P4P sewing machines, we won an important battle against plastic garbage. YES! Now even people in Albania are paying a modest fee for plastic bags. This has created an even more...

Ethiopia

Partner: Solar Energy Foundation 72 sewing machines shipped since more...