Please consider financially supporting The Recyclery’s educational programs this holiday season. Your gifts go a long way in helping The Recyclery share cycling with our community.
We love you & we need you!
Our achievements this year at The Recyclery!
- Our volunteers have logged a record number of 3605 hours this year;
- We have served 1745 patrons during Open Shop;
- 168 bicycles were given away through the Freecyclery program to people in need;
- We trained 5 youth interns in bicycle mechanics and worked with 2 long-term interns
- 25 youth and 3 adults rode through our door on their new (refurbished) bicycles through our Earn-A-Bike program;
- We added W.T.F. Night to our programs;
We are grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers, patrons, donors and moral supporters. We could not have done it without you!
A couple of lessons were learned this year as well. After an unfortunate break-in and theft incident we have seriously upgraded our security system, however the high valued items and bicycles were not recovered.
We have also noticed a city-wide decrease in refurbished bicycle sales (which is the main source feeding our programs and operations), thus your support is needed more than ever:
$5 donation buys a flat tire repair kit for 1 youth
$10 donation covers an hour of Open Shop time for the many in our community who can’t donate
$25 donation buys lock and a helmet for 1 youth
$75 donation provides 1 Tune-Up Class scholarship
$180 donation provides 1 Overhaul Class scholarship
$500 fully funds one Earn-a-Bike program for local youth
Any amount – small or large – is very appreciated and helpful ♥
Some workplaces offer to match your donation. Check to see if your employer has such a program. You could encourage your colleagues to donate as well!
The FUN part
The Tailwind For Tools campaign finale is on Valentine’s Day weekend (‘cause we love our Recyclery friends) . You won’t want to miss this year’s Open House party at the shop. This year we are bringing back the funky bike photo booth, bike-part-upcycling crafts, DIY screen printing, food, live music, and adding more fun activities to our all day event.
Check out this video from last year’s Open House:
We are excited about this well awaited and very much needed tailwind. Give us a push!
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Since we are sharing videos, here are a few of our favorites: