Rotary Clubs of the Stroudsburgs & Mt. Pocono want your Bike this Weekend!

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Stroudsburg, PA – The Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs and the Mount Pocono Rotary Club want your used bikes, used sewing machines and soccer equipment.

Old bikes cluttering your garage or basement?  The Rotary Clubs wants these bikes!  On June 25, the Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs will collect used bikes at the Odd-Lot Outlet Rte. 209 just off I-80, exit 309, from 9 a.m. to noon; the Mount Pocono Rotary Club will collect used bikes at ACE Hardware, Pocono Village Mall, Routes 611 and 940, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Rotary Clubs are collecting the bikes for Pedals for Progress (www.P4P.org). Over the last 20 years Pedals for Progress has collected and sent more than 130,535 used bikes overseas.  These bikes provide poor people overseas with cheap, non-polluting transportation to get to jobs, markets, customers, and schools.  A used bike you no longer need can make a huge difference in the life of someone who has to walk every place they go.

Those who donate bikes are asked to contribute $10 per bike to help with transportation costs, it costs P4P $35 per bike to ship them.  You’ll get an IRS tax deductible receipt for the value of your bike and your $10 donation.

Portable sewing machines in working condition, used soccer equipment, old bikes – don’t throw them out!  Instead, donate them to your local Rotary Clubs to benefit people who can put these items to good use.   Portable sewing machines in working condition can be dropped off at the Pocono Sew & Vac on Main Street in Stroudsburg; these will be transported to people overseas as part of the Rotary Club’s annual Pedals for Progress event.  The deadline for donations at the Sew & Vac is Friday June 24th.

Used or new soccer equipment, including cleats, soccer balls and shin guards can be dropped off at KNBT Bank on Main Street, Stroudsburg.  These, too, will be sent overseas via Pedals for Progress.  The deadline for donations at the bank is Friday June 24.

Or you can donate your soccer equipment and portable sewing machines at the two Bike Collection locations on Saturday June 25.

For more information on the Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs Pedals for Progress bike collection, contact Dick Ludwig at 570-421-5948 or Mount Pocono Rotary Club bike collection contact Rep. Scavello’s Office at 570-839-0313 ext.747.

The bikes, sewing machines and sporting equipment donations gathered by the Rotary Clubs will be transported via Pedals for Progress, a non-profit organization that provides these much-needed items to people overseas who put them to good use.   Your donation goes directly to someone in need and can make a world of difference in their life and future.