The Rotary Club of Gettysburg is sponsoring a Pedals for Progress & Sewing Peace used bike and sewing machine collection.
Anyone with an adult or child's bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike.
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg is sponsoring a Pedals for Progress & Sewing Peace used bike and sewing machine collection.
Anyone with an adult or child's bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike. Pedals for Progress does not accept bikes for parts or disassembled bikes. It also accepts working portable sewing machines.
Bikes and sewing machines can be dropped off from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on June 13 at Battlefield BrewWorks located, 248 Hunterstown Road, Gettysburg.
P4P collects 3,000 to 5,000 bicycles annually and transfers this material wealth to those more needy. To date, more than 153,000 bicycles and 3,900 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. These bikes provide reliable transportation for commuting to work, transporting product to market and 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 $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $10 per item). All cash and material donations are fully deductible and a receipt will be provided on site.
Sponsors