2017 – Our 12th
Annual African Bike Drive
Saturday May 20th
Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church
22818 SE 8th St
Sammamish WA 98075
Bike Drop off is from 9am – 1pm
Volunteers needed from 8:30 – around 4pm
Volunteer sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a49a4a87-20173
For questions please contact:
Tim Myers: email@example.com
The Bike Projects of 2016 were a great success!
727 bikes plus bike parts such as inner tubes, bike pumps, helmets, etc.
were shipped to Ghana Africa from the 2016 drives that were held in Sammamish
and Bellingham, WA. 68 volunteers helped prepare the bikes for shipment
by lowering handlebars and seats allowing more bikes to be placed into
the shipping cargo container.
In scores of poverty villages on this planet, the only transportation
is by foot or bicycle. While those with bikes can reach distant jobs,
schools or markets, without transportation other families constantly fall
further into multi-generational poverty. Several years ago we discovered
how dramatically the ownership of one bicycle transforms a barely subsisting
family into one of improved security, health and self-reliance. Since
then ARAS has made sending bikes to poverty villages a priority. Over
the last 11 years, in support of the Village Bicycle Project, ARAS has
collected over 7,300 bikes and thousands of bikes parts which have been
shipped to Ghana and Sierra Leone Africa.
Your used bicycle can greatly enrich the life of a poor family in Africa
or elsewhere in the world!
Many bikes we accept are new or like-new while others need repairs or
parts. However, if it is not badly rusted, any bike can be restored and
made serviceable for thousands more miles. For a day of energetic fun
and accomplishment, plan on helping us prepare bikes for shipping. This
is a community service project suitable for the whole family where we
provide tools and teach what you need to know. For more information or
if you have a bike to donate or can help pick up donated bikes call 360-366-8421
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a donation of cash or other resources,
please click here: Donations
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