Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bikes, bikes, BIKES!


Spring time is here, which means it’s BIKE DRIVE SEASON!

Alaffia is gearing up for a GREAT round of bike drives and we are excited to see all of you and COLLECT THOSE BIKES! Our Founder, Olowo-n’djo was down at the PDX, Hollywood Whole Foods Market for a ‘Meet the Founder’ and kick off our first bike drive of the season!  Seventeen bikes later, we are ready to keep the community empowerment rolling! (Thanks for the love PDX!)


Hollywood PDX Bike Drive

Bring us your adult sized bikes and we will distribute them to students in Togo. Education helps break down the cycle of poverty, and dedication to educating women is a key to empowerment.  

“Now that I have been given a bike, I am free. When I did not have a bike, I was always late to school. Now, I am free. I get up, I sweep the yard, I wash the dishes before leaving for school, but I am still on time.”  Tieka Lare- 2012 recipient of a Bicycles for Education donation.
 Every year, your faithfulness to donate helps us keep girls in school. (Bonus! You are able to easily recycle your old bike, WIN WIN!)

This past year, with your help, we were able to ship and distribute 500 bikes to young girls.

“Before, my daughter suffered a lot to go to school. She was forced to go hungry (because she could not return home during lunch). Sometimes I was able to find 25 francs [10 cents], and I gave it to her to buy lunch. And in the evening she returned very late, from 7-8 pm, because of the distance. Now, with her bike, everything has changed. She gets to school on time, and returns early after school. Thank you for this precious gift. Thank you very much.”  -Mother of Tieka Lare

 Look for us at our next two bike drives in June - We’d love to see you!
  • Saturday June 15th at the Proctor Metropolitan Market, Tacoma (12-3)

 2420 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA 98406

  • Saturday June 22nd at First Alt. Co-op, Corvallis, Or. (11-3)

1007 SE 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333 


Click here for more information on our Bikes for Education Program and our other Alaffia Community Empowerment Projects. Click here to donate.



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