Culture Connect Featured Event
Pedals for Progress will hold its 12th annual Granby bike and sewing machine collection on Saturday, May 25th from noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby, CT. Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle or portable sewing machine in working or repairable condition is encouraged to donate it to this great cause.
For more than 20 years, Pedals for Progress has prevented over 137,000 bikes from entering our waste stream. Instead, families are living better lives because they have the simple mobility of a bicycle. More than 2,000 sewing machines have supported the development of small businesses.
The cost to collect, process, ship, rebuild, and distribute each bicycle is $40. A $10 minimum donation toward shipping costs in requested with each bike or sewing machine, and additional donations are greatly appreciated to cover the increasing cost of shipping. All cash and material donations are fully tax deductible and a receipt will be available at the collection site. Pedals for Progress is a 501 c (3) corporation and a registered charity in Connecticut.
For more information call Jackie Johnson at 653-7758.