Car Free Days reports that there is a bike drive at the West Seattle YMCA Saturday. Donate a bicycle to the Village Bicycle Project and it will get new life, providing populations that often have few reliable transportation options a quick way to get around.
The Village Bicycle Project provides affordable transportation for Africans. People who own bikes can get more easily to school, to the market, their farm and health care. Bicycles reduce poverty and save time and energy. Millions of Africans do not have basic, reliable transportation–most rural Africans walk everywhere they go. 99% of Africans cannot afford cars, and public transportation is expensive and unreliable.
In Africa, a bicycle can make all the difference. The Village Bicycle Project is a Pacific Northwest-based organization that has shipped over 100 containers of bikes to Africa and has staff and volunteers in Ghana to receive the bikes and run local programs.
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You can help by bringing your old bikes to the West Seattle YMCA
4515 36th Avenue SW, West Seattle
Saturday, July 31st, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.