Saturday, April 24, 2010
Bikes For Africa
I will be the first to admit that a lot of times people let me down. If you watch the news you see every type of inhumanity that a person can commit. On the roads people ignore the laws designed to keep up safe so they can get one car ahead, one second closer to the "important" place they just have to be.
Then there are the teens at Wheatley High School. I met them today as they spent their Saturday collecting bikes for people in Africa. I recycled two of our bicycles with them today. The kids had outgrown them and they have been sitting in our garage since we got to New York. They will be sent with the other bikes collected to help people in Africa get around. Whether to work, get to school, collect firewood or water they will have a way to get it done faster and safer.
Can you think of a better recycling program then this?
Want to learn more here is a quicky link to their website: Bikes For Africa
UPDATE: The site used by the Wheatley School Teens is www.ghanabikes.org . Thanks Melissa!
Posted by April Sargent at 5:04 PM