Pedals for Progress & Sewing Peace of High Bridge, NJ (www.p4p.org) is having a used bike and sewing machine collection sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church at 524 South Street in New Providence on June 17, 2023 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. P4P collects and ships bikes and sewing machines to partner organizations in 32 developing world countries.
Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in ridable or easily repairable condition is urged to donate that bike to this worthy cause. “Bikes for parts” or disassembled bicycles will not be accepted. Working portable sewing machines are also greatly appreciated and put to good use around the world.
It costs approximately $52 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle or sewing machine. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary with a suggested minimum $20 per item. All cash and material donations are fully deductible, and a receipt will be provided on site. Pedals for Progress is a 501(c)(3) corporation and a registered charity in the states of NJ, NY, PA, CT, VT.
If you are unable to drop your donation off on the actual collection date, you may do so ahead of time by leaving your bicycle(s) in Faith Lutheran’s lower lot next to the utility shed. If you are donating a sewing machine, please leave it underneath the sheltered alcove by the main doors at the bottom of the parking lot.
Read more about Pedals for Progress and the bike collection here.