Brooklyn Bike + Shoe Drive
Loomstate is partnering up with NY surf blog NYC Urchin on a used bike and shoe drive on Sunday, June 17th at the Brooklyn Flea on the Williamsburg waterfront at North 7thStreet, 10am-4pm (rain or shine). We are incredibly excited to unite forces with Pedals for Progress and Soles 4 Souls to give new life to some overlooked materials and help mobilize some fellow humans! We hope that you NYers can get involved!
Pedals for Progress collects 5,000 – 7,000 bicycles annually, over 130,000 to date, distributes them to developing areas of Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe where they are repaired by local affiliates and sold at a low cost, directly developing the local community. In many cases, bikes are essential tools for survival, used for commuting to work, accessing health care, education, and food. All bike donations are tax-deductible.
Soles 4 Souls collects shoes and distributes them where they are needed, especially in disaster relief situations to decrease disease transmission. The EPA estimates Americans throw out 790,000 tons of footwear and apparel each year! The solution seems simple, doesn’t it?
- Drop off adult or children’s bikes that are in repairable condition, but are not missing any major components. It costs $40 to get a fixed bike into the hands of a deserving individual, which is why we require a minimum $10 donation with each bike. P4P will also take working portable sewing machines.
- Bring us your new and lightly used shoes! All shoe types are accepted, even single shoes! Please donate $1 with each pair to help with shipping. You can also simply donate for a chance to win the below prizes.
- Volunteer for the day or for an hour…come hang out with us and help out! All volunteers will be entered into the raffle to win some Loomstate goodies.
- Donate to Pedals for Progress. For every $10 donated, you get a raffle ticket to win this brand new Sole Bicycle. Donate here!
The Perks – Bike donators will receive a discount at Sole Bicycle (opening up in Brooklyn this month) and will be entered into a raffle to WIN your very own fixed gear Sole bicycle. Shoe donators will receive a discount at JackRabbit Sports, KIND and will be entered to win organic cotton soccer balls courtesy of Loomstate.
Questions or want to help out? E-mail NYCUrchin@gmail.com.