[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
- 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
*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!
Outreach Coordinator, Office Manager
Bikes Not Bombs
***25th Anniversary Fundraising Party***
& Sendoff for Carl Kurz!
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