[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!


*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.


*TAX DEDUCTIONS*
We are a 501-c3 nonprofit and donations are tax deductible. We give  
receipts.


*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.


Thanks for donating and/or spreading the word!


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Arik Grier
Outreach Coordinator, Office Manager
Bikes Not Bombs
www.bikesnotbombs.org
617-522-0222 x100

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              & Sendoff for Carl Kurz!
http://www.bikesnotbombs.org/25years


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