Donate Your Used Bicycles!

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St. John the Evangelist in Hopkinton is collecting bicycles in conjunction with the Bikes-Not-Bombs (BNB) program in Jamaica Plain. Donated bikes directly benefit communities in the developing world as well as teens in Boston through their Earn-A-Bike and Girls in Action programs. People use bikes in developing countries in the same way we use cars, trucks and buses--they improve access to everything--water, food, employment opportunities, schools and healthcare. Also bikes create income opportunities as bike parts are used to build pedal-powered machines and bike repair shops create jobs. BNB has sent over 40,000 bikes to Central America, the Caribbean and Africa (and New Orleans) in the last 25 years.

Please consider donating your unused bikes and bring them to St. John's, 20 Church St., Hopkinton. The bike collection will be Sunday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, bikes may also be dropped off at St. John’s on Friday Sep 30 or Sat. Oct. 1. Bikes should be left in the very back parking lot, behind the Parish Center (look for the sign). BNB requests a donation of $10 per bike, to help defray the costs of refurbishing and shipping, and to support their local programs. BNB will of course accept bikes without this donation.

For more information, call St. John’s at 508-435-3313. Thank you!!