WORLD AIDS DAY - Dec. 1, 2008
bike collection drive
Please copy and paste this e-mail and send it to all your friends:
SUBJECT: Got a used bike to donate?
I'm writing to let you know about an amazing event taking place in Toronto on Dec. 1 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Bikes Without Borders is a local organization that uses bikes as a tool for international development, and on Dec. 1 they are organizing a bike drive to collect used bikes and then distribute them to HIV/AIDS care workers in Malawi.
HIV/AIDS affects an estimated 1,000,000 people in Malawi. Community organizations and home care workers are a crucial part of the fight against HIV/AIDS; their work typically involves long walks to clinics to obtain medicine, and long walks to reach patients and other communities. Providing these workers with bikes will greatly increase the reach and scope of their work.
If you have a bike to donate, please come to Mountain Equipment Co-op at 400 King St. W on Dec. 1, between 10 am and 6 pm. If you can't make it to the event, you can also bring your bike to MEC on Sat. Nov. 29 between 11 am and 7pm. They are asking for a donation of $10 with each bike to offset the costs of shipping, with exceptions for low-income donors.
For more information, to volunteer, or to make a donation (just $20 will ship a bike to a Malawian care worker), visit http://www.bikeswithoutborders.org).