In from my friends at Interim House:
Help someone turn their life around through cycling……We NEED your old bikes and accessories!
Tax-deductible bicycle and accessory donations will be used to implement a pilot program that will provide women in recovery with the opportunity to ride a bicycle. The 10-week pilot program is scheduled to begin May 1st at Interim House in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia.
Used (but working) mountain and hybrid bicycles
*** No STI shifters or drop handlebars PLEASE! ***
To schedule donation drop-off or pick-up contact Kristin Gavin at 215.871.0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, read-this.
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The best thing about Philadelphia is that there’s a nonprofit for almost everything. Want art lessons but can’t afford ‘em? There’s a nonprofit for that. Learning English as a second language? There’s a nonprofit for that. In addiction recovery? There’s a nonprofit for that.
Best thing in the world is discovering a nonprofit you’d never heard of before.
A month ago I wrote the following for a scholarship application.
“It’s 4:45 PM on a weekday. I’m in the Olney public library, just blocks from my house. Two students who receive free tutoring from my employer, the Philadelphia School District, just canceled and the third is late. My first-grader comes in and gives me a hug. His mother apologizes. Midway through reading, my first grader abruptly says, “I don’t think I’ll ever go to college.” I stare at him, stunned, but not surprised. Working with Philadelphia students for five years has taught me that the biggest challenge confronting students is not fiscal constraints, but a cultural attitude that devalues the pursuit of higher education.”
I go on to suggest mentoring relationships between professionals and students in Philadelphia public high schools.
And then thanks to my friend Eric, I realized there’s a nonprofit for that!
So if you haven’t already, think about becoming a mentor to a college-bound, Philadelphia public high school student.
It’ll be fun. Yo, you gotta pay it forward Philly.