Bicycle and Sewing Machine Collection –Pedals for Progress / Sewing Peace
Saturday 9/23/23 9am-12pm Sponsored by First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church 48 W High St. Somerville, NJ 08876
Contact Mike Ultee: firstname.lastname@example.org (609) 273-6549
Pedals4Progress (www.p4p.org) effectively recycles serviceable bicycles and sewing machines to be used as economic development tools in developing countries.
Putting used bikes and sewing machines to good use.
Since 1991, 166,006 Bicycles and 6043 Sewing Machine have been donated to P4P and given to people to increase their ability to earn a living or get an education.
“To empower sustainable economic development by recycling bicycles and sewing machines from the U.S. and shipping them to motivated people in the developing world.”
The simple solution for the complicated planet.
P4P rescues bicycles destined for overburdened U.S. landfills and ships 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.
Every year, affluent Americans buy 22 million new bicycles and discard millions of old ones, abandoning many more unused in basements, sheds, and garages. Most of these end up in our already overburdened landfills. Meanwhile, poor people overseas need cheap, non-polluting transportation to get to jobs, markets, customers, and schools.
Before you make your final decision to donate your bike to our project please consider that our bicycle collections are our major fund-raising events. It costs on average $52 to get a bike to its new home. In order to succeed, we suggest a $20 donation with each bicycle and sewing machine at the collections.
Bike, sewing machine, and monetary donations are tax deductible; a receipt is provided at the collections.
Bikes should be rust free. No children’s trikes, but bikes with flat tires in need of some repairs are accepted. Portable sewing machines should be in working condition.
Pedals for Progress is a 501(c)(3) organization with a 100% rating from CharityNavigator.
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