Bikes for Lesotho

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Working Bikes
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We're sending bikes to orphans and building a bicycling culture in Lesotho - it's that simple!

$3,525

raised by 3 people

$12,500 goal

6 months left

Update #11

Update posted 2 months ago

We've been sending containers as often as our funding allows, and funds being contributed now will go towards the next Container (lucky #13), hopefully in the Summer of 2024.  Please check the Bikes for Lesotho Facebook page for stories and photos!

     Bikes for Lesotho was founded by Dave Gorman in 2012 to send used bikes from Chicago to kids in Lesotho, 100,000 of whom are orphans of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Until 2012, there were very few bikes in the kingdom. Our first shipment arrived in May 2013 and we've sent ten containers with 6,000 bikes!

     We are seeking monetary contributions to ship containers with 500-600 bikes each. All funds are for shipping costs, and are managed by Working Bikes, a 501c3 organization in Chicago (www.workingbikes.org). The cost to collect, repair, and ship is only $25 per bike. Fundraising continues now for an eleventh container.

     In addition to MightyCause, checks may be mailed to Working Bikes (payable to the same but add memo for "Lesotho") at 2434 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608.  You'll receive a tax letter in return. 

     Visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/BikesForLesotho or contact us at bikesforlesotho@gmail.com!  Thanks for your support!

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