17 December 2010

The 5th Charity Of Christmas - World Bicycle Relief - The Power Of Bicycles

Bicycles are extremely important to people in poverty. Many people in poverty have to walk for hours a day to get clean water. With a bike they can cut that time in half and carry more water back to their homes. A bicycle enables many things, like jobs, safety, and empowerment. The World Bicycle Relief  has put the bikes in the hands of over 60,000 individuals worldwide since it was founded in 2005.

Watch this video to learn more.



I think that video says it all. $134 is all it takes to provide one bicycle to a person in need. As a result of our Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program, girls are graduating at the tops of their classes and attendance rates has risen from a discouraging 60% to a stunning 97%. It's incredible what a bicycle can do!

Right now, until December 31st, 2010 when you donate to World Bicycle Relief your proceeds are matched. Meaning if you donate a $134 for one bicycle two bicycles are given. To donate a bicycle or money to World Bicycle Relief click here.
Peace, Love, Wealth
Kimra Diggs
The Progressive Mama

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Kimra for recognizing and sharing the power of bicycles with your followers! What a fantastic idea to highlight these great causes in series. There is still time for your readers to receive a match when making their tax deductible donation. Happy Holidays and thank you once again!

    Matt

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  2. Great site, Kimra. Let me know if you plan to focus on charities that focus on animal health and welfare--I would like to share the organization where I volunteer, The van Bakeren Foundation at www.onehealth.org.
    Thanks,
    Dawn

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  3. hey Dawn, Thanx for the comment. I'd really like to hear about your experience volunteering with the Van Bakeren Foundation. Please email me at kimradiggs@gmail.com
    Peace, Love, Wealth
    The Progressive Mama

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