Posted on Oct 15, 2019
The Rotary Club of Asbury Park collected 25 bikes and 4 sewing machines on Saturday October 12th for its Pedals for Progress program.
The bikes and sewing machines will be sent to Tanzania, Gambia and Guatamala. 
P4P/SP collects 3,000 to 5,000 items annually and transfers this material wealth to those more needy. To date, more than 156,000 bicycles and 4,400 sewing machines have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. In these countries the bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies and distributed at low cost to poor working adults. Bikes provide reliable transportation for commuting to work, transporting product to market, and greater mobility accessing health care and other services. Sewing machine shipments help initiate educational programs and generate income opportunities that may otherwise remain out of reach for many people. Steady employment for adults is vital to the development and success of struggling communities.