Posts Tagged ‘Bikes for the World’

Donate Your Bike and Make a Difference

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Donate your unwanted bike and make a difference to someone in need.   Bikes for the World works to provide affordable transportation to individuals in developing countries.  The bikes help these individuals get to work and school, or in providing health and education services to low-income rural people. 

I’m impressed that in the first five years (January 2005 – December 2009) of their charity work.  They have donated over 40,000 bicycles to 11 different countries.  I have no doubt that Bikes for the World is the largest bike reuse program in the country.  Visit their benefits page to view their amazing statistics.

Bikes for the World is holding two bike collection drives at local REI stores in September. Future donation locations can be found here.

REI – Rockville, 1701 Rockville Pike
September 18 from 12 PM – 4 PM

REI – Bailey’s Crossroads, 3509 Carlin Springs Rd.
September 19 from 12 PM – 4 PM

A tax-deductible doantion of $10 covers shipping and handling of your bike, your donation will also reduce future landfill waste.

Fairfax County’s Recycling Roadshow: October 25

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Don’t miss the 7th Annual Recycling Roadshow!  It’s hosted by Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program, the Students Against Global Abuse from Herndon High School, and the Town of Herndon this October 25. This recycling event is in honor of America Recycles Day. The goal of America Recycles Day is to build consumer demand for recycled products and to educate all Americans about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling. We want to make consumers aware of the importance of “buying recycled.”

This year they’re accepting pretty much everything!  Read below for a complete list.

  • bicycles ($10 donation requested to cover shipping fees)
  • cell phones
  • clothing
  • compact fluorescent bulbs
  • computers and peripherals
  • eyeglasses
  • gently worn shoes
  • clean/working microwaves
  • rechargeable batteries (no automobile batteries)
  • clean bed linens and towels
  • personal documents for secure shredding (5 medium-sized boxes max per household)
  • televisions
  • window a/c units
  • working sewing machines

Where:  Herndon High School
700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170

When:  October 25, 2008

Time:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sponsored by the following organizations:
Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program
Covanta Energy, Inc.
Fairfax County Public Schools
HHS Students Against Global Abuse
Town of Herndon
Bikes for the World
Art for Humanity
Safeguard Shredding
OAR of Fairfax