Pedals for Progress

Rating: 4.5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Environment, International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: Box 312 High Bridge NJ 08829 USA

Mission: 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.
Geographic areas served: world wide
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 22-3122003
908-638-4811
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My church has worked with Pedals for Progress for seven years. We include them in our annual Alternative Gift Fair each November. We also hosted a bike collection with them. Our dealings with the director and staff have all been very positive. We like the way they keep old bikes out of landfills and help people have better lives because of the bikes!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have space to collect even more bikes! It could ship more bikes and sewing machines all over the world and make an even bigger difference in the lives of needy people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Pedals for Progress is a very worthy charity. It provides necessary transportation (bicycles) and sewing machines to people in third world countries. They do this by repairing bicycles & sewing machines normally destined for a landfill and then shipping them overseas to third world countries. How often do you find a charity that not only does good deeds, but is green in the process?

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Wow -- ship a lot more bikes and sewing machines to third world countries and also spread the word about this wonderful organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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