Several times throughout the year, we hold “build-a-thons” where we try to get as many volunteers in as possible and fix up a load of bikes to be given away to other groups and non-profit organizations that need them.
Here are some of the receivers of the bikes:
- Tree of Hope-a Pittsburgh non-profit that works with families who have lost a loved one due to violence
- The Pittsburgh Housing Authority-works with low-income youth and distributed bikes to the housing projects that they maintain
- Plan B Bike Shop, recycled-bike project, New Orleans-In the post-Katrina relief effort, we sent a truckload of bikes and a mechanic to help get bikes to those in need.
- Pittsburgh Refugee Center
If you work with an organization that can help us distribute bicycles to those in need, let us know.