Bicycles For Humanity - Atlanta, GA, Inc.

The mission of Bicycles For Humanity Georgia is to empower individuals to improve their quality of life by transferring mobility through the use of bicycles.
Apr 9, 2013

Our Shipping Date is Approaching!

One bike can change a life...
One bike can change a life...

Can you believe that our shipping date is so quickly approaching?! With your help and the help of all of our wonderful supporters, we are taking great strides to making our second shipment of bikes, and second project in Namibia, a reality. As the end of May is only a few short weeks away, we wanted to take the time to update you on some of the amazing events that we have been a part of during this busy season:

  •  We have raised over 200 bikes towards our 350-400 bicycle goal, and over $8,000 towards our $12,000 goal. THANK YOU!! We are nearly there! Please help spread the word as we push towards the finish line.
  •  During the past several months, two extraordinary volunteers have taken it upon themselves to individually raise bicycles and connect our B4H chapter with outside resources. We are so proud and humbled by the hard work of Betty Jean Jordan and Hayden Bartsch, and would love to introduce them to you on our blog
  •  At B4H Georgia, we love collaborations. A lot. Last month we had the amazing opportunity to partner with our good friends at the BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program for a March bike drive. It is difficult to put into words the caliber of these folks and their organization, and we have been so privileged to have the opportunity to work with them since our beginnings. We raised 15 bicycles to add to the May shipment! If you are ever in Athens, please stop by and give them a holler...they'll set you up with an excellent refurbished bike that also supports low-income Athenians.
  •  Speaking of partners, the lovely people at Crooked Creek Storage in Alpharetta, GA, where all of our bicycles are waiting patiently for shipment, have graciously offered to function as a drop-off location for donated bicycles. Spectacular, yes?! We thought so, too. So, if you have been meaning to dust off that old bicycle and donate it towards our next shipment to Namibia, simply swing by their office during business hours and they will be happy to accept it for us. Easy as you please.

Last, but not least, we want to extend our gratitude to you --our partners, funders and supporters-- for making this project possible. Davis and I and our small team of volunteers could not do anything if it weren't for you. We are so grateful to be on the journey together!

Peace and love from us and ours to you and yours -
Mary 

Our friends at BikeAthens BRP - March bike drive
Our friends at BikeAthens BRP - March bike drive
Bikes from the good folks @ KSU thanks to Betty J!
Bikes from the good folks @ KSU thanks to Betty J!
Where on Earth is YOUR bike?
Where on Earth is YOUR bike?

Links:

Apr 9, 2013

Our Second Shipping Date is Approaching!

One bike can change a life...
One bike can change a life...

Can you believe that our shipping date is so quickly approaching?! With your help and the help of all of our wonderful supporters, we are taking great strides to making our second shipment of bikes, and second project in Namibia, a reality. As the end of May is only a few short weeks away, we wanted to take the time to update you on some of the amazing events that we have been a part of during this busy season:

  •  We have raised over 200 bikes towards our 350-400 bicycle goal, and over $8,000 towards our $12,000 goal. THANK YOU!! We are nearly there! Please help spread the word as we push towards the finish line.
  •  During the past several months, two extraordinary volunteers have taken it upon themselves to individually raise bicycles and connect our B4H chapter with outside resources. We are so proud and humbled by the hard work of Betty Jean Jordan and Hayden Bartsch, and would love to introduce them to you on our blog
  •  At B4H Georgia, we love collaborations. A lot. Last month we had the amazing opportunity to partner with our good friends at the BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program for a March bike drive. It is difficult to put into words the caliber of these folks and their organization, and we have been so privileged to have the opportunity to work with them since our beginnings. We raised 15 bicycles to add to the May shipment! If you are ever in Athens, please stop by and give them a holler...they'll set you up with an excellent refurbished bike that also supports low-income Athenians.
  •  Speaking of partners, the lovely people at Crooked Creek Storage in Alpharetta, GA, where all of our bicycles are waiting patiently for shipment, have graciously offered to function as a drop-off location for donated bicycles. Spectacular, yes?! We thought so, too. So, if you have been meaning to dust off that old bicycle and donate it towards our next shipment to Namibia, simply swing by their office during business hours and they will be happy to accept it for us. Easy as you please.

Last, but not least, we want to extend our gratitude to you --our partners, funders and supporters-- for making this project possible. Davis and I and our small team of volunteers could not do anything if it weren't for you. We are so grateful to be on the journey together!

Peace and love from us and ours to you and yours -
Mary 

Our friends at BikeAthens BRP - March bike drive
Our friends at BikeAthens BRP - March bike drive
Bikes from the good folks @ KSU thanks to Betty J!
Bikes from the good folks @ KSU thanks to Betty J!
Where on Earth is YOUR bike?
Where on Earth is YOUR bike?

Links:

Dec 11, 2012

Give Gifts for Good this Holiday Season

Hello there, wonderful supporters!

We hope that you all are doing well and enjoying the beautiful mess of busyness and delight that the holidays can bring! In this special season of thanksgiving and reflecting, we would be remise if we did not take a moment to tell you all how incredibly grateful we are for each and every one of you. We appreciate your support, your giving hearts, your continued partnership, and your continued patience with our many emails and social media exploits. You all are our heros!

We also wanted to send you a little update on the wonderful happenings at Bicycles for Humanity - Georgia, and ways that you can give gifts with lasting impact this holiday season!

  • We hosted two incredibly fun film screenings in Athens and Atlanta this fall, for the Georgia premier of "Where on Earth is My Bike?"! We had an absolute blast, and would love to share photos from these events with you on our Facebook page.
  • Some amazingly talented friends of B4H GA created a video for us from footage of our May evaluation trip to Namibia. If you haven't seen it already, it is worth the watch!
  • Gifts for Good this holiday season: There are so many ways that you can give empowerment and hope through transporation this year! By donating through the GlobalGiving Gifts for Good giftshop, you can select to receive a free bracelet made by women of the Namibian Himba tribe! And, to make it even better, EVERY donation for the month of December will receive a link to download an exclusive, pre-release track from our very own co-founder, Davis Harwell's upcoming album! A little ear candy(cane), as I like to say.

And, saving the best for last, we are thrilled to announce that we are over halfway to our fundraising goal for sending our second shipment of bikes to Namibia!! Great work, team!! Let's keep it going strong throughout the new year!

Thank you again for all that you do, and the wonderful support that you provide to Bicycles for Humanity - Georgia and the people we serve. We are honored to be on this journey with you!! 

Happy Holidays to you and yours, from us and ours -
Mary Harwell & the B4H GA family