Collecting Donated Bicycles for Albania

posted Sep 7, 2015, 7:52 PM by RotaryofNorristown   [ updated Sep 29, 2015, 6:36 PM ]
May 16, 2015 - In conjunction with Pedals for Progress, the club set up a booth at West Norriton Day and collected donated bicycles and sewing machines which were shipped overseas to developing nations in need of basic family transportation.  These bikes can mean a family can commute to a job 10 miles form home or in many cases needed to attend school.  Each bike has to be partially disassembled for compactness.   Bicycles fill the need of a family car in countries where they can not afford one.

This year we collected 63 bicycles and 4 sewing machines.


            
And, we have a good start on next year already with about 20 bikes & sewing machines.