Pedals for Progress
April 9, 2010
Pedals for Progress is a wonderful program that combines recycling/reusing old bicycles and sewing machines (promoting sustainability and preventing usuable bikes and sewing machines from ending up in landfills) with helping people in developing countries improve the quality of their lives (providing bicycles for transportation for work and school and sewing machines for starting small businesses).
Our school community service program has collected bikes and sewing machines through bi-yearly collections where students actually help dismantle the bikes to ship abroad. The students then learn about the value of reusing servicable bikes and the importance of viable, affordable transportation for people in developing countries. Pedals for Progress is terrific!
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
wonderful and supportive, helpful and instructive. Our supervising staff member was great at working with the kids and educating them about the program and the how they were helping others.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I organized a student collection of bicycles and sewing machines.