[act-ma] bikes needed now for Tanzania!

Bikes Not Bombs mail at bikesnotbombs.org
Thu Sep 17 10:22:04 PDT 2009

Bikes Not Bombs is in need of donated bikes very soon to fill out a  
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!

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.

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  

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.

Thanks for donating and/or spreading the word!

Arik Grier
Outreach Coordinator, Office Manager
Bikes Not Bombs
617-522-0222 x100

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