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Pedals for Progress/Sewing Peace, in its continuing effort to recycle unwanted
items properly, is having a used bike and sewing machine collection sponsored by
Chester County Solid Waste Authority.
Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate
his or her bike to this worthy cause. We do not accept “bikes for parts” or
disassembled bikes. We also accept working portable sewing machines and sewing
notions (no fabric, please).
Bikes and sewing machines can be dropped off from 12pm – 3pm on Sunday
October 23, 2022 - rain or shine - at West Goshen Municipal Complex located
at 1025 Paoli Pike (entrance on Five Points Rd), West Goshen, PA 19380.
P4P/SP collects 3,000 to 5,000 items annually and transfers this material wealth to
those more needy. To date, more than 162,000 bicycles and 5,200 sewing
machines have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa and
Eastern Europe. In these countries the bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies
and distributed at low cost to poor working adults. Bikes provide reliable
transportation for commuting to work, transporting product to market, and greater
mobility accessing health care and other services. Sewing machine shipments help
initiate educational programs and generate income opportunities that may
otherwise remain out of reach for many people. Steady employment for adults is
vital to the development and success of struggling communities.
It costs on average $52 to collect, process, and ship each bicycle. A donation
toward shipping costs is necessary for our continued success (suggested $20
per bike and sewing machine, minimum $10). All cash and material donations
are fully deductible and a receipt will be provided on site.
Pedals for Progress/Sewing Peace is a 501(c)(3) corporation and a registered
charity in the states of NJ, NY, PA, CT, VT. Brochures explaining this innovative
program will be available at the collection site. P4P seeks donations of wrenches
for our overseas shops. For detailed information about our overseas projects and a
current schedule of bicycle and sewing machine collections, visit our website at
For more information please contact Patti Lynn (484) 796-4039