April 3 2017
BHS Club Holding Bike Drive for 'Bikes Not Bombs'
Do you have any old, used bikes taking up room at your house? If so, you can come down to Burlington High School to donate your bikes for a good cause.
The Burlington High School student club Students for Environmental Action will be hosting a bike donation drive for Bikes Not Bombs to help people in need, a blog post by Principal Mark Sullivan says.
Bikes Not Bombs is a Boston-based organization that uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change, the website explains. Each year they collect roughly 6,000 used bicycles and lots of used parts from supporters around Greater Boston and New England and ship most of them overseas to economic development projects. The bikes and parts go as far as Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
“We reclaim thousands of bicycles each year,” their site explains. “We create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation.”
Bikes that don't get shipped often land in their Youth Programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves.
The bike drive will be held on n Saturday, April 8th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the student parking lot at Burlington High School. All children and adult sized bikes will be accepted as well as accessories such as helmets and pumps. Tricycles and scooters will not be accepted and you can see a full list of what is and is not taken in the drive here.
The Students for Environmental Action is also asking for a $10 donation to go with the bike.