At the start of the COVID shutdown, we quickly realized the need to provide used bicycles to kids in need. We discovered there are lots of used bikes in our communites and there and lots more kids that need some wheels. We immediately started collecting and repairing used bicycles. Within the next six months we recieved over 100 requests and have fulfilled 80 of them. During the Safer at Home orders, this was largely done on the driveway of our executive director's home and the help of volunteer mechanics. It was obvious this was not a long term solution. What we needed was funding for a safe, secure location to house and support this program.
Our office's landlord has offered us a secure location to park a small freight container and space to host repair stations. The funds we are seeking will cover the cost of a freight container to store the bikes, parts, tools and supplies we need to successfully make this part of our regular programming. Any additional funds will allow us to bring free bike reapir workshops to low income communities in and around the Los Angeles area. Thank you for your support.
About Walk 'n Rollers: We are a local non-profit that encourages kids to be more active by walking and biking more often, especially to and from school. We provide Safe Routes to School guidance, bicycle and pedestrian safety programming and community workshops. For more information, visit www.walkmorebikemore.org