Pedals for Progress Overview
Geographic areas served: world wide
The mission of Pedals for Progress is to: 1. enhance the productivity of low-income workers overseas where reliable, environmentally sound transportation is scarce, by supplying reconditioned bicycles; 2. promote self-sustaining bicycle repair facilities [overseas], employing local people; 3. provide leadership...throughout North America for the recycling of bicycles, parts, and accessories; 4. reduce the volume of bicycles, parts, and accessories flowing to U.S. landfills; 5. foster environmentally sound transportation policies that encourage widespread use of bicycles worldwide; and 6. foster in the North American public an understanding of, and a channel for, responding to the transportation needs of the poor in developing countries.
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I am interested in getting involved but can't seem to find out any reporting information about this organization. The BBB 'giving review' states that this organization refuses to adhere to its giving standards. Why is this? Also when I went to Charity Navigator, I was not able to find this ... more »
At first I was happy to find an outlet for old, discarded bikes which still had life in them, but were of the wrong model for our society's taste. Avoiding waste... At the collections I attended, Dave Schweidenback, the founder and president, showed his enthusiasm by always working harder than ... more »
I am just getting ready for my 9th annual Pedals for Progress collection. The staff is always tremendously supportive and it's a day I look forward to each year. I started when my children were young and saw this as a way that we could volunteer as a family and feel connected to a global community. ... more »