Bikes for the World is proud to partner with national, regional, and local businesses. These partners help in one or more ways: donating bicycles and bicycle parts & accessories, facilitating the collection, storage, transport, or shipping of bicycles; or raising funds.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. partnered with Bikes for the World for a one-week national bike sale and trade-in program at its 500 stores nationwide. Consumers received trade-in credit for their used bikes, applicable toward the purchase of a new bike. Dick's donated all trade-in bikes, plus additional damaged new bikes, a total of 4,200 donated bikes!
Other bicycle retailers, including Recreational Equipment Inc. stores in the Washington DC-Baltimore region, host BfW bike collection events. In addition, some DC/VA/MD local bike shops accept public donations for BfW, setting them aside for us to collect. Bicycle Connection and Revolution Bikes have donated surplus new spare parts.
Whole Foods Market publicized, hosted, and financed eight simultaneous bike donation events in DC and MD, generating bikes, volunteers, and public enthusiasm on one of the rainiest days of the year!
Cause marketing represents another opportunity for the corporate community. FreeBike Project sells corporate sponsorships for commuter bikes, which are provided free to college students. For each sponsorship, FreeBike Project donates $16 to Bikes for the World for a project supporting school access in the Philippines--each donation enables Bikes for the World to provide a bicycle to keep a child in school.
TurboHaul, a DC area trash hauler, assists Bikes for the World providing vehicles (and occasionally a driver!) for transport of bicycles from collections to storage.
Companies with a local presence, such as Opower, TeraThink, and Johnson Lambert LLP, participate at our storage and shipping sites in our rewarding team-building activities, providing employee crews compacting and loading bicycles into 40' shipping containers.
The local office of Johnson Lambert LLP, a multi-office accounting and consulting firm, provides valuable pro bono audit services.
Construction companies donate sheets of OSB or plywood to Bikes for the World, seven or eight of which are needed for each of the more than 25 containers we ship annually.
Apartment/condo buildings and residentialmanagement companies donate abandoned bicycles to BfW. The buildings clean out and free up their bike rooms for their residents who are active cyclists.
For more information on becoming a Corporate Partner with BfW, call Keith Oberg, Executive Director, at 703-525-0931, or write to info(at)bikesfortheworld.org.