Russ Carmichael, Director of Operations with the District of Maple Ridge, asked us to post this message, requesting bike donations for Rwanda:
The Rwanda PREFER Society of Canada is making a call for donated items to any and all who have shown support for PREFER in the past. We will be collecting items for Cathy Emerson, here in Maple Ridge from now until February 20th, to fill a Rwanda-bound freight container. We will gratefully accept donated items or for those who would rather, cash donations will go toward purchasing items we do not receive and/or to pay for shipping costs of the container.
Prefer Society operates a preschool in Rwanda and helps support the community around them. A bicycle is a prized possession in Rwanda and once at the end of it’s life it is repurposed for use as a cart or other device.
We are gathering good used bikes over the next week to send in a container on February 23rd.
Please contact Russ Carmichael 604-465-8461 if you have a bike to donate.
Russ is also looking for volunteers to clean and do some light repairs to the bikes before they send them off to Rwanda.