My friend asked me to pass this along.
My friend's son started a grass roots movement to collect and ship bikes to Africa after he was struck by seeing people walking many miles to get food, water, medical treatment, etc. in his trip to Africa. That was five years ago. He was 11 that time.
His 5th annual bike collection for the Wheels to Africa Bike Collection is being held Saturday December 5 from 10am - 3 pm.
The collection sites are:
Fairhill Elem. Fairfax
Langley HS, McLean
Nottingham Elem. Arlington
Swanson MS, Arlington
TC Williams, Alexandria
Wakefield Forest Elem. Fairfax
Bolling Air Force Base, DC
The bikes are being sent to the Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda http://aahuganda.org/
You can help by:
*Volunteering (Service Hours awarded) at any of the eight collection sites to collect bikes, learn how to remove pedals, turn handlebars to prepare for shipping.
*Donating a used bike - ask your neighbors if they have any old bikes (if you can, also collect $10 for shipping costs).
*Print and Post flyers in nearby businesses, schools, etc. advertising the collection.
*Donate $ by going online to the website below:
Wheels to Africa is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.