Help us collect bikes! There are foor basic ways a corporate or institutional supporter can help:
Sponsor a collection – provide a site, do publicity, and provide a team of volunteers to receive and prep (compact) the bicycles. Bikes for the World provides full support--supplies, tools, and the presence of a volunteer or staff member at the event, and transport to remove the bikes. It's a great team-building community service experience for your employees.
Host a collection– provide a site, publiize the event, but defer staffing to Bikes for the World. This is typical of bicycle retailer-hosted collections requiring personnel provided by (1) Bikes for the World or (2) a community service group, such as a Boy Scout managing a bike collection as his required community service project for the Eagle rank.
Staff a collection off-site–provide a team of volunteers at a collection scheduled and publicized by Bikes for the World, at a site removed from your corporate location. Typical are multi-commodity recycling and environmental events sponsored by local jurisdictions.
Donate money--financial support enables Bikes for the World to pick-up additional bikes at non-paying locations: police impound lots, many waste transfer stations, multi-family residences, universities.
In addition, bicycle retailers may accept individual bicycle donations on behalf of Bikes for the World on a regular basis, or offer a short-term "trade-in sale" and donate incoming bikes to us.