RANDOLPH, NJ- Pedals for Progress & Sewing Peace, in its continuing effort to recycle unwanted items properly, is having a used bike and sewing machine collection sponsored by Will Sussis, a Randolph High School student.

Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike to this worthy cause. We do not accept “bikes for parts” or disassembled bikes. We also accept working portable sewing machines and sewing notions (no fabric, please).

Bikes and sewing machines can be dropped off from 12 pm to 3 pm on Sunday November 13, 2016 rain or shine at the parking lot of Acme located at 690 Millbrook Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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P4P collects 3,000 to 5,000 bicycles annually and transfers this material wealth to those more needy. To date, more than 148,000 bicycles and 3,400 sewing machines have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. In these countries the bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies and distributed at low cost to poor working adults. These bikes provide reliable transportation for commuting to work, transporting product to market and accessing health care and other services. Sewing machine shipments initiate educational programs and generate income opportunities that may otherwise remain out of reach for many people. Steady employment for these adults is vital to the development and success of these economies.

It costs $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $10 per item). All cash and material donations are fully deductible and a receipt will be provided on site.

Pedals for Progress is a 501(c)(3) corporation and a registered charity in the states of NJ, NY, PA, CT, VT. Brochures explaining this innovative program will be available at the collection site. P4P seeks donations of wrenches for our overseas shops. For detailed information about our overseas projects and a current schedule of bicycle and sewing machine collections, visit our website at www.p4p.org.
 

For more information please email willpedal4progress@gmail.com.