Pedals for Progress Bike Collection
Westfield Rotary Club
Pedals for Progress, in its continuing effort to recycle bicycles properly, is having a used bike collection sponsored by the Westfield Rotary Club. Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike to this worthy cause.
Pedals for Progress does not accept bikes for parts or disassembled bikes. Bikes can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 9, rain or shine, at the board of education building, located at Walnut and Elm Streets in Westfield.
To date, more than 159,000 bikes and 5,100 sewing machines have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. These bikes provide reliable transportation for commuting to work, transporting produce to market, or accessing health care and other services.
It costs $45 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $20 per bike). All cash and material donations are fully tax deductible and a receipt will be available at the collection site.
Pedals for Progress/Sewing Peace is a 501 (c) (3) corporation and a registered charity in six states including New Jersey and New York. Brochures explaining this innovative program will be available at the collection site. Pedals for Progress seeks donations of wrenches for its overseas shops. For detailed information about overseas projects and a current schedule of bicycle collection, visit www.p4p.org.