Recycle Your Cycle
Help us send 485 bicycles to school children in the Philippines!
Cap’s Bicycle Shop is accepting donations of unwanted bicycles this holiday season to go to a deserving home. To show that you can give and receive, for each bicycle donated you will receive a gift certificate for up to $100 off of a new bicycle!
Donations can be made on November 28th, 29th, and 30th at Cap’s Bicycle Shop in Sapperton, New Westminster at 434 East Columbia Street.
The goal is to collect 485 bicycles of all types to fill a shipping container destined for Pangalo in the Philippines. The bicycles will be given to local elementary schools that will then load them to children who live more than two kilometers from the school. Some children are walking five kilometers to school. This program is expected to increase attendance in school and make education more accessible.
School buses are not a viable option because of the cost of operation to the municipal government.
Cap’s Bicycles will be providing spare parts, tools and training so that the bicycles can be put in proper operating conditions when they arrive.
The shipping and distribution of the bicycles is being coordinated and funded by Rotary Clubs. The Royal City Rotary Club and Rotary World Help Network are assisting on this end with the loading and shipping. The Mayor of Panglao is founder of Rotary in that community and a past Rotary Assistant District Governor who will coordinate the program in Panglao.
Panglao Island has a population of approximately 68,000 people and was affected by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit the region last September. Rotary World Help is aiding the area with the focus on Health, Education and Employment. There will be projects undertaken to rebuild a small medical center, put computers and libraries in all 10 schools and use micro credit banking to attract business to the island.
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