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Mission Statement

(1) Collect and put good-quality bicycles to productive re-use, transforming lives around the globe, (2) provide individuals, businesses, and community service organizations in the United States with tangible, educational, and satisfying community service opportunities -- collecting, sorting, prepping, and shipping valuable bicycles and spare parts.

Description

Bikes for the World is a network of individuals, community service organizations and faith communities, and businesses dedicated to collecting good-quality bicycles for productive re-use in developing countries. Between its founding in January 2005 and January 2015, Bikes for the World has collected and donated more than 100,000 bicycles in 13 countries, including Sri Lanka (tsunami recovery), Ghana (micro enterprise development), Namibia (delivery of health services and micro enterprise development), Panama (training and employment for individuals with disabilities), Costa Rica (micro enterprise development), and Guatemala (youth development & vocational training). Beginning as a mid-Atlantic-based entity, Bikes for the World is an increasingly national network partnering with individual volunteers, community bike programs, and national retailers such as Dick's Sporting Goods. More recently, Bikes for the World is supporting access to education through the provision of bicycles, especially to keep girls in secondary school.

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http://www.bikesfortheworld.org

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