Just about every one of us has amazing childhood memories of speeding around on their bike. To most, the bike is our first taste of freedom. But for the homeless, it’s so much more.
The Fourth Street Clinic in Salt Lake City provides medical and dental care for the homeless and working poor–and right now, families with young children comprise a galactic 50% of their patient load, and it’s rising as more families battle with the lousy economy. The Bicycle Collective sends bikes free to help these folks have transportation to and from jobs, independence, and for the kids–the same memories you and I have from childhood.
We’re doing The Big Bike Drive with B98.7 and the Bicycle Collective to restore donated bikes for use at the Clinic. Everyone has one or two gathering dust in the garage, and if you don’t need it–we do. The Collective can restore even the most battered bike into working shape, or at least use every scrap of it for parts on other bikes. There’s three easy locations to drop off your contribution along the Wasatch Front–click here to find the closest location to you. Our goal is 1,000 bikes by the end of August–with your help, we know it can be done.
Need more info? Click here to see my handsome husband at the Collective.