Sponsored by Saint Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church and Burke Presbyterian Church
Give spring cleaning extra meaning and donate your used bicycles to Bikes for the World, a local non-profit organization that collects usable/repairable bikes** and ships them to poverty-stricken areas all over the world. After the bikes are reburbished, they become main sources of transportation to work, school, and health care.
**Please note: we accept all serviceable and nearly complete bicycles for children, youth, and adults, including tandems, recumbents and adult (only) tricycles; bicycle spare parts, components, accessories, and tools; and even serviceable, quality portable sewing machines.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact the church office at 703-764-0456 or office@BurkePresChurch.org.
How to participate:
- Drop off bikes – ONE DAY ONLY – on Saturday, April 22, 9:00 am to noon, St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, Farrell Hall Parking Lot, 5222 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032
- Make a donation – the average shipping cost is $20 per bike. A tax-deductible contribution of at least $10 a bike is greatly appreciated. Make checks payable to St. Mary of Sorrows, with “Bikes for the World” in the memo line.
- Volunteer – adults and teens with adult partners can help process the bikes for shipment and assist with loading the truck for transport. No experience needed, and you can earn service hours.