[*BCM*] BNB needs donated adult bikes for Tanzania shipment 9/26
jasmine at bikesnotbombs.org
Thu Sep 17 14:40:07 EDT 2009
Bikes Not Bombs is in need of donated bikes very soon to fill out an
upcoming shipment to Tanzania. If you or people you know have adult bikes
of any type to donate, please donate them by next Saturday, September 26th!
**THE PROJECT IN TANZANIA**
*This shipment will be going to the Global Alliance for Africa's Vijana
Center in Arusha, Tanzania. The Vijana Center is a vocational training
school for 200 students who were orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. The bike
shop uses these donated bikes to fund 90% of the budget for the entire
school, in addition to employing mechanics and providing affordable
transportation to the surrounding community.*
*WHAT TO DONATE*
For this shipment we are especially in need of more adult bikes which have
fatter tires - basically mountain bikes or hybrids or similar. But we will
take all of the following, some of which would wait for future shipments:
- any bikes with wheel size of 16" diameter or larger. (16" wheels are a
small BMX or a medium sized kid's bike.)
- any bike tools or bike parts: wheels, frames, small parts etc
- any bike accessories: helmets, racks, bags, trailers, etc
We don't want bikes that have been left outside in the weather for multiple
years and are covered in rust. Some rust is fine, of course.
*WHERE & WHEN TO DONATE*
a) on a weekday, bring bikes to the Bikes Not Bombs Hub, 284 Amory Street,
02130. Call 617-522-0222 before coming over.
b) or on a weekend, bring bikes to the Bikes Not Bombs Bike Shop at 18
Bartlett Sq (aka Brookside Ave Extension, across from the Green St T
station) 02130. Call 617-522-0226 before coming over.
c) If you have 10 or more bikes in one place, we will try to arrange a
pickup. Contact us at 617-522-0222.
We are a 501-c3 nonprofit and donations are tax deductible. We give
(We hope to schedule the actual loading of this shipment for September 27th.
We'll confirm soon!)
Thanks for donating and/or spreading the word!
Director of Grassroots Fundraising and Events
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