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Thursday, November 20, 2008

DONATE A BICYCLE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON



This holiday season, please consider making a contribution to purchase a bicycle, or give a gift in honor of a friend or loved one. Each bicycle costs just $134, and will help up to 20 people. To see the impact of our programs, watch this piece from The TODAY Show that aired in September.

UPDATE: Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all gifts received by December 31, 2008 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $750,000 – that’s $1.5 million toward The Power of Bicycles! Please help us reach our goal today!
THE POWER OF BICYCLES: EMPOWERING PEOPLE
Simple, sustainable transportation is an essential element in disaster assistance and poverty relief. Bicycles fulfill basic needs by providing increased access to healthcare, education and economic development, especially when compared to the alternative of walking. Bicycles empower individuals, their families, and their communities. Our mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles.

THE POWER OF BICYCLES: PROJECT ZAMBIA
Currently, World Bicycle Relief has partnered with a coalition of relief organizations to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Zambia. We will provide 23,000 bicycles to community home-based care volunteers, disease prevention educators and vulnerable households. We are also training and equipping more than 400 bicycle mechanics in the field. The program will reach more than 500,000 adults, orphans and vulnerable children.

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