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Fall 2017 Collection Season!

Our fall 2017 collection season kicked off on September 9th. The morning collection in Branchburg netted 104 bikes and 4 sewing machines. The afternoon collection in Leonia got 46 bikes and 6 sewing machines. We got a handful of excellent road bikes and a few dozen sturdy hybrids, the most useful bikes in our partner countries. The most unusual bike I've 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...

15 Years of P4P Collections, An Appreciative Retrospective

by Jackie Johnson, Granby CT Fall 2016 InStitch I wrote an article for the Spring 2011 InGear that began as follows: I was prompted to call Pedals for Progress in September of 2002 after I read a small article in Hope Magazine (long since out of business). The article told the story of Dave Schweidenback launching Pedals for Progress following his experience in the more...

Turning Waste into Opportunities

by Liz Sweedy Fall 2016 InGear The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) has hosted a used bike and sewing machine collection for 14 consecutive years since 2003. The Pedals for Progress collection program aligns with the MCMUA’s overall vision to reduce waste, reuse items, and build a culture for sustainability. In those 14 years, the MCMUA has more...

First stand-alone collection of sewing machines: May 2016

[caption id="attachment_4027" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mountainside, New Jersey, Rotary Club[/caption] On May 21, 2016, the Mountainside New Jersey Rotary Club hosted the first ever stand-alone collection of sewing machines for Sewing Peace. We collected 38 sewing machines in more...

Iowa Update

by Tim Weitzel Spring 2015 InGear For the second time, Dave has asked me to write an update on the “Iowa operation”. I would report that P4P in Iowa is very much a mixed bag as we begin the 2015 collection season. On one hand, we are enthusiastic, have established a recognizable “brand”, have many supporters, and the supply of used bikes and volunteers is more...

High Gear Cyclery and Pedals for Progress Team Up to Change Lives

High Gear Cyclery is pleased to have partnered with Pedals for Progress (P4P), with the first load of 193 kids' bikes being readied for shipment to Guatemala in mid-June, 2014. There will be a container load of previously loved kids bikes from our NJ customers shipped to be distributed to families in Guatemala. Bike-shop-quality kids' bikes are built to last a long time. more...

KA-POW!!

[caption id="attachment_2790" align="alignleft" width="300"] Batman protecting the P4P donations[/caption] On May 17th, 2014, the Norristown, PA, Rotary Club ran a collection as part of West Norriton Township Community Day. We were basically part of a community fair, which made the collection really unusual: besides our bicycles and sewing machines, also on hand were more...

P4P in the News – FOX CT

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Westfield Rotary Collects its 2,000 Bicycle!

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