Last year we surpassed our fundraising goal. We came in at $5,345.00, making it our most successful fundraising campaign yet! Thanks to the generosity of our friends, we were able to sponsor more youth rides, train more young adults, give away more bikes, inaugurate new programming, and continue serving the Howard area community in Rogers Park. Please consider financially supporting our educational programs this holiday season. When you donate to The Recyclery, you are helping to share cycling with our community. Give us a push!
125.76% Raised
$12,576.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
52 Donors
Campaign has ended

Tailwind For Tools is our annual winter fundraiser. Every year it ends with an Open House party! Our 2019 Tailwind for Tools Open House is on February 10th. Can you help us reach our $10,000 goal and have a true celebration? We will be posting a schedule of activities and events when we get closer to the date. Follow this link to learn more about last year’s finale celebration.  It was a blast! 

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 are grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers, patrons, donors and moral supporters. We can not be The Recyclery without you!

We have also felt the effects of a city-wide decrease in refurbished bicycle sales (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, the Alley Kitten Race, DIY screen printing, food, live music, and adding more fun activities to our all day event.

Check out event sponsorship opportunities!

We are excited about this well awaited and very much needed tailwind. Give us a push!


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