Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need.
Last year Free Bikes 4 Kidz gave away 5,000 bikes through community partners, and this year they would like to give even more. You can learn more at the Free Bikes 4 Kidz website, but here's the quick version:
After October 13th bikes can be dropped off at any Penn Cycle shop or any Bachmans Flower and Garden Center. This can be done up until December 1st 2012. (If you can donate $20 in addition to your bike, that will virtually cover the cost for us to get your bike back in ‘good as new’ condition.)
We literally need thousands of volunteers to clean, repair, and help us give away 5000+ bikes each year. We love people who have mad bike repair skills, but if you don’t have that ability, we still desperately need you. If you can wash and shine a bike, we need you. If you can, pump up tires we need you. If you can change tires and lube chains and hubs, we need you. If you can help us move, load, and unload bikes, we need you. In fact on Saturday, October 13th, we will need several hundred volunteers to help us unload 4-5000 bikes that will be arriving on that day!
Here’s what you do. Go to the Volunteer menu item on our website, and register. You can register as an individual, or you can register a whole group that you are bringing along with you. You can choose the location where you want to volunteer, the day, the time slot, and you can tell us what your skill level is. Then when you arrive on that day, we will be prepared to give you tasks that fit your skills. We generally have drinks and snacks available for our volunteers…plus we throw a huge party after the dust clears in December and ALL volunteers are invited—live music, food, dance, and fun!
I had a really good time volunteering last year. You can sort parts, clean, or fix bikes up. They had plenty of tools and parts. I would recommend signing up with a friend- it's more fun that way. =]