Have an unwanted bike that you don’t want to throw away? Donate it to the Bikes for Honduras Drive, now through Nov. 15

Gildan is partnering with Bikes of the World and the Adelante Foundation to benefit those in need in Honduras.

It is seeking to collect 300 bikes by Nov. 15, as well as bike mechanics to volunteer Nov. 8-10 to prepare the bikes for shipment.Other volunteers are needed to load and catalog the bikes.

 Timeline:

 1) Bicycle drop off – at Gildan, 1980 Clements Ferry Road, Charleston, SC

 OR Gilden WILL PICKUP – October 21 thru November 15.

 2) Mechanics Weekend – Fixing the bikes. loading the bikes and preparing the shipment

 November 8-10 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday).

 3) Final day of collection – Friday, November 15th. For more information or donation collections,

 For more, contact Sarah Stafford at: sstafford@gildan.com or call (843)-606-3708.

ALSO,

 

·     The bike drive also will be having a drop off point of at

Mike’s Bike Shop

709 Coleman Blvd

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Saturday November 9th from 10:00 to 2:00

 Bikes of the World is a nonprofit organization based out Arlington, VA that delivers bicycles to communities in developing countries.

These bikes are then distributed throughout the community to help people become more self-sufficient. In Honduras, a large segment of the population has no alternative to walking long distances. Cars are beyond the reach of more than 90% of the population and public transportation is often limited quality or non-existent.

Reconditioned used bikes represent an affordable and effective means of transportation in the developing world, providing essential access to work, school, and social services. The Adelante Foundation is an organization that focuses on extremely underprivileged women in Honduras to help support them and their families.

These groups of women borrow money from the foundation to purchase bikes to start or grow their businesses. From experience, Adelante Foundation has shown better long-term results for participants to “buy-in” vs. being given a handout. The money from the bike purchase goes back into the Foundation to support additional help for the needy.

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