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A worthwhile cause July 25, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Random musings.
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I just read about this homegrown charity on CNN.com, Pedals for Progress, and wanted to share it with all of you. I think I’ve found a charity I can finally get behind. Sure, I regularly donate to my usual charities, but this one just touched my heart for some reason. Pedals for Progress has collected and shipped more than 115,000 used bicycles to 32 developing countries worldwide, where they are sold at a low cost to local residents. Used bicycles offer access to jobs and health care that they might not be able to reach while walking. I have an unused bike languishing in my garage right now because I prefer the mountain bike that actually fits me and is therefore easier to ride. How about you?

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1. Glenn Cain - July 31, 2008

Jill,

I just saw this post. What a great charity! I’m a bike lover and I see so many bikes languishing in mine and others’ basements — most perfectly fine other than a flat tire or a rusty chain. I’m going to check it out.

Glenn


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