This Holiday Season will bring new bikes to children across the Nation. Many already have a bike but have out grown it. Nobody wants to collect a garage full of unused bikes just sitting and collecting dust. You might be able to sale your old outgrown bikes on a local used online ad site but many end up being donated to a local thrift store. Why not donate your unwanted bicycle to an amazing non-profit cause.
The Bicycle Tree not only donates bikes to the less fortunate who rely on it as their source of work & school transportation, but also educates the community on bicycle repair and maintenance. The Bicycle Tree is a community of volunteer and bicycle enthusiasts who help those in need repair their only source of transportation and teach them how to complete repairs. Through the organizations Wrench and Ride program, participants choose a bike and learn how to complete all of the necessary repair and maintenance on the bike. Many who have bicycle repair issues typically discard the bike however those who go through the program find a deeper respect for the mechanics taking better care of the bike after completing the program.
Are you looking for a great organization for you or your teen to volunteer? Contact The Bicycle Tree to see how you can help. As a non profit organization, they are in constant need of monetary donations as well as labor. Volunteer times are typically Friday afternoon and evenings but call ahead to see what they may need help with at any other time. The organization is looking for experienced bike mechanics but even if your skills aren't that sharp, you can always hand a wrench or grabbing parts from the storage bins. Listen, there are tons of helpful tasks to complete from putting parts away to organizing the shop, outreach and marketing assistance, grant seeking and fund raising and graphic design and flyer distribution for a variety of hosted events and rides.
Today, we donated our older BMX bike because let's face it, kids grow up and they need a proper fitting bike. These are some of the friendliest individuals. You can see and hear the passion when talking with them. We are very proud of what this organization is doing for the community and hope you will help with a monetary or bicycle donation.
The 2018 Tax season is coming, if you are needing to make some last minute tax deductable donations, please help this amazing organization.
To donate with a card or debit card, visit their website at http://www.thebicycletree.org/donate/ or you can make check donations out to:
"SEE" - with The Bicycle Tree in the memo line
Send your check donation to:
Social and Environmental Enterprenuers
23532 Calabasas Rd., Suite A
Calabasas, CA 91302
To visit their Orange County shop, you can find them at 702 W. 17th Street Unit C Santa Ana, CA 92706. Call 714-760-4681 or visit their website at www.thebicycletree.org
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We are not tax experts, please consult your accountant for tax advise. Field Trip Mom wishes you an amazing holiday season.