Our bikes are changing lives in Africa: can you help us get them there?
Each container we ship to Africa requires volunteer effort and about $10,000 of funding. We can use your help to:
- Volunteer to repair bikes
- Donate your old bike
- Donate money to help with shipping costs
- Support our fundraising
Volunteer your time
B4H WA has a permanent workshop located behind Jack Williamson Oval in Middle Swan. Here we collect bicycles, work to repair them and pack them into shipping containers for transportation to one of our recipients.
We always need extra hands. Whether you’re interested in helping out collecting bikes or joining in one of our packing days or have other skills that could benefit the project – please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
B4H WA is completely volunteer run and can only do the work that we do because of the brilliant people donating their time to our organisation.
Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 1pm.
We are also open on the second Sunday of the month from 9am to 1pm.
We need around $10,000 per container shipped to cover purchase of container, shipping costs, insurance and incidentals – so every little bit helps!
To make tax a deductible donation to Bicycles for Humanity (WA) Inc.by credit card, direct credit or cheque, press the MAKE DONATION button and follow the instructions on the Rotary Australia World Community Service web page.
Bicycles for Humanity (WA) is also a listed charity with social enterprise and ethical coffee pods and beans supplier Community Pod.
This means that when you buy coffee online from www.communitypod.com.au and nominate Bicycles for Humanity (WA) as the beneficiary we receive 14% of the price paid — about 10c for every pod, or $3 from each bag of beans. Its a win-win!
Donating Your Bike
Please note that we can only accept working or easily fixable bikes as donations. In the developing world the most useful are adult sized sturdy hybrids or mountain bikes and BMX sized bikes. Generally we can’t accept small children’s bikes because we can’t find homes for the really little ones, but anything from BMX size up to full adult size is in demand. The BMX’s are particularly useful for our aboriginal community schools program.
If you have an adult sized bike in reasonable condition that is unsuitable for the developing world we can still use it to benefit the project by repurposing it for use here through partnerships with other bike based charities – it will certainly be put to good use and find a new life.
Would you like to join this list? We are always looking for additional drop-off points. If you have space in you garage or shed to temporarily store 10-20 bikes, our volunteers will pick them up when your capacity is reached.