Bike & Build, Inc.

Rating: 4.88 stars   50 reviews

Issues: Environment, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Sports

Location: 6153 Ridge Ave Philadadelphia PA 19128 USA

Mission: Through service-oriented cycling trips, Bike & Build benefits affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement.
Results: 2014 will be our 12th summer of cycling trips that benefit affordable housing. We have engaged 2,300 riders in these trips. They have pedaled 7.5 million miles and we have donated over $4.5 million of the money they have raised to affordable housing nonprofits. Our riders have also volunteered 160,000 hours on build sites.
Target demographics: 18-28 year old young adults
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 5,000
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: 8 cross country rides and 2 regional rides throughout the United States.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a board member with a local housing nonprofit, we are so impressed with Bike & Build. The riders we met were passionate, dedicated individuals who make a difference in everyday local communities, not just the big cities. The support provided by Bike & Build goes a long way in helping us provide sustainable, affordable housing to low-income families and homeless domestic violence survivors and their children in our community. Bike & Build is truly a GREAT nonprofit.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a provider of low income housing, we were blessed to have an amazing group of Bike and Builders visit us in Tallahassee at our Maryland Oaks Crossing program in May 2014. It was our privilege to host them and benefit from their dedicated hard work to improve the lives of others. They were fantastic! Can't say enough positives about this organization and their members. - The Board and Staff of Good News Outreach

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

With the support and partnership of Bike & Build, the Manhattan Area HFH is able to continue to work hard to engage our youth and empower our communities as we advocate to improve access to decent and affordable shelter. Thank you for helping the Manhattan Area HFH - Build it! We look forward to seeing, meeting, and supporting Bike and Build riders next year!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We love our Bike and Build groups that come to Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho each year! We can always count on them to get the job done in a day, a crucial part of staying on schedule. The group brings a great energy and has a fantastic way of connecting with our Homeowners! It's great to count on the amount of helping hands they bring each year as it enables us to get more of our community members into safe and decent housing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our experience with the young woman who rode for our agency from Bike & Build was absolutely amazing. Her dedication to the cause of providing safe, affordable housing for families is inspiring. It is imperative that we educate these young folks to realize that we can do it if we join together. Bike and Build does an incredible job enlisting young folks to help with affordable housing issues. Abby's House in Worcester, Massachusetts is pleased to be a recipient of Bike and Build's generosity!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Bike & Build is a great nonprofit who supports other organizations such as Big Creek People in Action who work with housing rehabilitation with the help of volunteers. They deserve a Top-Rated Award.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our Bike and Build group was incredible to work with! From their friendliness to their hard work ethic, they made a huge impact here with Habitat of Montrose County in Colorado. Our construction manager, Todd, said they accomplished more than he could have imagined and were a joy to work with.

We hope to partner with Bike & Build again!

Much love,
Heather

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Our organization, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is presently involved with a Youth United Build in which 120 local high school students are fundraising and will be constructing a home for a deserving family. It is good to know that Bike and Build supports such efforts in such an easy way. The grant boosted the efforts of the young students and motivated them upwards and onwards. All of us here at Habitat in Whatcom County appreciate the mission of Bike and Build and their contribution. Most of all, the students directly involved say thank you and are glad to know that others support their efforts.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Bike & Build is a unique non-profit that has always brought young and enthusiastic hard workers to reflect their commitment of providing safe, healthy, and affordable housing in communities nation-wide. They are such a fun group to work with and the heart of those involved definitely shines through. Thank you for supporting Rebuilding Together Portland and those in our community most in need!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Bike & Build, Inc. does an incredible job of staying true to mission and working very hard to provide timely support for that mission. As a professional working in the field of homelessness and housing, I appreciate their focus and drive. The lack of red tape and bureaucracy makes them effective at what they do.

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