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Sat 4/1/17 11am-2pm
Sponsored by Long Island Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
w/The Ethical Humanist Society
at 38 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
contact Bette Bass (516) 606-1400
Kathy Williams-Ging (631) 549-4873
Sat 4/22/17 9am-12pm
Sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church
@Faith Lutheran Church
524 South Street
New Providence, NJ 07974
Contact Bob Berk (908) 209-6915
Contact Lori to Schedule Your Spring 2017 Collection:
Successful Partnership Aids Georgians
Pedals for Progress partners with a wide variety of organizations to promote and aid sustainable economic development throughout the world. One of our partnerships this year was with International Relief & Development (IRD), a NGO with truly global reach that provides $500 million in development assistance in nearly 40 countries annually. Our collaboration with IRD involved a joint program of theirs with the United Nations to aid more than 800 refugee families in Georgia displaced during that country’s 2008 conflict with Russia.
“To supply economic development aid by recycling bicycles and sewing machines in the U.S. and shipping them to the people of the developing world.”
We rescue bicycles destined for overburdened U.S. landfills and ship them to developing countries where they are sorely needed and highly valued. P4P bikes are put to work not only as basic transportation, but are used as a supplement to school and community programs. The bikes are adapted for use as trash haulers, produce trucks, taxis, and farm machinery. Some of the municipalities even sponsor recreational cycling programs, making bikes available to all who care to participate.