Pedals for Progress
November 13, 2021
10:00am – 1:00pmCategory: Missions | Coordinator: Roberta Brassard
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 Emmanuel Bible Church.
Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike to this worthy cause. They do not accept “bikes for parts” or disassembled bikes. They also accept working portable sewing machines and sewing notions (no fabric, please).
Bikes and sewing machines can be dropped off from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday November 13, 2021 - rain or shine - at Emmanuel Bible Church located at 3 Pleasant Grove Road, Schooley’s Mountain, NJ 07870.
P4P/SP collects 3,000 to 5,000 items annually and transfers this material wealth to those more needy. To date, more than 162,000 bicycles and 5,200 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.
Bikes provide reliable transportation for commuting to work, transporting product to market, and greater mobility accessing health care and other services. Sewing machine shipments help initiate educational programs and generate income opportunities that may otherwise remain out of reach for many people. Steady employment for adults is vital to the development and success of struggling communities.
It costs on average $52 to collect, process, and ship each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary for their continued success (suggested $20 per bike and sewing machine, minimum $10). All cash and material donations are fully deductible, and a receipt will be provided on site.
Pedals for Progress/Sewing Peace 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 their overseas shops. For detailed information about their overseas projects and a current schedule of bicycle and sewing machine collections, visit their website at www.p4p.org. For more information, please contact Roberta Brassard at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-251-2939 (c).