Pedal Power: Bicycles for the Homeless

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen is teaming up with Outdoor Chattanooga to provide the homeless with bicycles:

Now Accepting Donations of Gently-Used Bicycles
Pedal Power is a charitable initiative, sponsored by the City of Chattanooga’s Art of Change program and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, to provide new and gently used bicycles and helmets to homeless individuals working to improve their lives.  In partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga, Pedal Power will empower and educate homeless clients while promoting bicycles as a simple and economically-sustainable form of transportation.

The group is currently accepting donations of new and gently-used bicycles with plans to kick-off the program in August of this year.

Outdoor Chattanooga — Pedal Power
The Chattanooga Community Kitchen

One Response to “Pedal Power: Bicycles for the Homeless”

  • Nathan says:

    Tulsa, OK has had a similar program as well. There is nothing more debilitating in the mid-US than the lack of reliable transportation. Public transportation is rarely efficient or practical for day-to-day trips. Getting a functional bicycle to someone hoping to get back on their feet can be a life saver.
    http://tulsahub.org/
    http://tulsawheelmen.com/ccp.php

 
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