Used bicycle and sewing maching collection event

Sat, Apr 10 9:00 am - 12:00 pm none

Bernardsville United Methodist Church
22 Church Street
BERNARDSVILLE, NJ 07924


Pedals for Progress/Sewing Peace, in its continuing effort to recycle unwanted
items properly, is having a used bike and sewing machine collection sponsored by
Bernardsville United Methodist Church.
Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate
his or her bike to this worthy cause. We do not accept “bikes for parts” or
disassembled bikes. We also accept working portable sewing machines and sewing
notions (no fabric, please).
Bikes and sewing machines can be dropped off from 9 am to 12 pm on
Saturday April 10, 2021 – rain or shine – at Bernardsville United Methodist
Church located at 22 Church Street, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.
P4P/SP collects 3,000 to 5,000 items annually and transfers this material wealth to
those more needy. To date, more than 159,000 bicycles and 5,100 sewing
machines have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa and
Eastern Europe. In these countries the bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies
and distributed at low cost to poor working adults. Bikes provide reliable
transportation for commuting to work, transporting product to market, and greater
mobility accessing health care and other services. Sewing machine shipments help
initiate educational programs and generate income opportunities that may
otherwise remain out of reach for many people. Steady employment for adults is
vital to the development and success of struggling communities.
It costs $45 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A
donation toward shipping costs is necessary for our continued success
(suggested minimum $10 per item). All cash and material donations are fully
deductible and a receipt will be provided on site.
Pedals for Progress/Sewing Peace is a 501(c)(3) corporation and a registered
charity in the states of NJ, NY, PA, CT, VT. Brochures explaining this innovative
program will be available at the collection site. P4P seeks donations of wrenches
for our overseas shops. For detailed information about our overseas projects and a
current schedule of bicycle and sewing machine collections, visit our website at
www.p4p.org.
For more information please email bernardsvillemethodist@gmail.com