The weather is getting warmer, and the great outdoors is a-callin’! Time to dig out the old running and walking shoes, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles . . . . . .
Uh-oh. Seems like the kids did some growing over the winter. Their knees bend and their feet touch the ground a bit too easily when they sit on the seat. And your bike is a bit . . . . well . . . outdated. Perhaps it’s time for some new ones. But what to do with the old ones . . . ? There’s always the yard sale option. But if you don’t want to go that route, there’s another option. An option that can really do some good!
The Cranford Rotary Club, in conjunction with Pedals For Progress, is sponsoring a used bike drive. On Saturday, May 17th, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, you can bring your used bikes, as long as they are not rusted and in decent condition, and even tricycles, to the Orange Avenue Pool at 1025 Orange Avenue. The group is also accepting old sewing machines. These, in turn, will be brought overseas to Uganda, Albania, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Guatemala, where they will be refurbished and given to those who need them. Bikes and sewing machines are tax deductible, but they also ask for a minimum $10.00 donation with each item to assist with shipping costs. These items are things of leisure here, but they are often items of necessity over there.
For more information, call (908)272-1790, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s a perfect way to get rid of those items you don’t need any more, and give to those who can greatly benefit from your generosity. It’s a “wheel” win-win situation.