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New Jersey DEP 2017 Recycling Award

By Michael Sabrio Fall 2017 In October 2017, Pedals for Progress won a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Recycling Award. Dave Schweidenback accepted the award at the Awards Luncheon on 18 October 2017 in Neptune City, New Jersey. In the photo, Guy Watson, President of the Association of New Jersey Recyclers, is on the left in the black more...

Ethiopia 2017: New Partner, Solar Energy Foundation

[caption id="attachment_5057" align="alignright" width="300"] Ethiopia #1 in New Jersey[/caption] A Solar Energy Foundation (SEF) group based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is one of our new 2017 Sewing Peace partners. Their new program is entitled “Marginalized Women's Training on Sewing and Tailoring”. This Solar Energy Foundation project has the following goals: more...

Progress Report for End of Fiscal Year 2017

On 30 September 2017 we closed the books for fiscal year 2017. (The P4P fiscal year runs from October 1st through September 30th.) In 2017 we collected 12% more bikes and 55% more sewing machines than in 2016. Fiscal 2018 starts with a bang: on 23 September 2017 the Vermont Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps Volunteers collected 253 bikes and more...

Warren Hills Loads a Container for Ghana

On Saturday, September 23rd, we packed the first container of the 2017 fall season: 536 bikes and 25 sewing machines are on their way to Ghana. The packing crew was from the Computer Science Club of the Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington, New Jersey. They and their faculty advisor, Daryl Detrick, are no strangers to P4P. Along with the Chess Club, more...

Blast from the Past

In the fall of 2017, Dave was cleaning his office when a May 1996 article from the Philadelphia Inquirer fell out of a box. Not much has changed at P4P except Dave's more...

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...