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To Donate a Bike

Bikes can be dropped off at the Restore/Habitat for Humanity on Squier Street, or call 620-4769 for pickup or for more information.

It costs about $25 to ship your bike to Africa. If you are able to help with this it will be greatly appreciated! 

We also collect:

  • Eyeglasses, sunglasses
  • Hearing aides
  • Hand tools
  • Garden tools
  • Soccer and Basketballs
  • Sports equipment
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches

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Welcome to Bicycles for Humanity, Thunder Bay Chapter

  

Bicycles for Humanity Thunder Bay is an independent local group of volunteers with a love for bicycles and a passion to help others. 

A bike can change a life! Yet for millions of people on the lowest incomes, a new bicycle is financially out of reach. Meanwhile, millions of perfectly good bicycles lay unused in North America, Europe and elsewhere in the Western world. 


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Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) is a grass roots organization with a simple mission: 

To improve transportation options for people, locally and around the world!  Bicycles For Humanity is part of a movement that is being mobilized in cities throughout the world.  

Success!
Over 10,000 used bicycles have already been collected from the Thunder Bay area!   Most have gone to our sister program in Namibia.  Some have also reached Zambia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.  Others have gone to Nicaragua and El Salvador.  A portion of each shipment targeted to health care workers, teachers and students in rural areas.  The 40-foot shipping container becomes a bike shop and a thriving small business as part of a Bicycle Empowerment Network.  B4H has donated other necessities such as books, tools, learning supplies,  sports equipment and wheelchairs.  We also collect eyeglasses and hearing aids to be refurbished through sister organizations such as NuVision and MEMO.  

B4H is helping Thunder Bay by acting on the “Think Globally - Act Locally” philosophy. Our volunteers have refurbished many bicycles for local shelters and charities to help with transportation needs in our own city. 

Get Involved
Donate bicycles you don't use
Volunteer Bike Workshop- see website, email or call for location and hours.  
We hold fund raising events for the shipping costs.  “Many hands make the work light”

How to donate:
 
Financial donations are needed to help offset the $20.00 per bicycle transportation cost.  Please direct charitable contributions to:  Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship  and indicate support for Bicycles for Humanity. .  Thank you!


 B4H & BEN Namibia in media

Featuring a story about how bikes are being used to help combat AIDS in Namibia; listen to the CBC Recording Here

Click to Play The Movie Trailer 

 

This is a documentary filmed in Namibia in 2010 by Dr. Steve Klassen and Paul Morralee showing the positive impact that our bikes have made on peoples’ lives. 

The complete DVD can be purchased from B4H 

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TBT New for Bicycles for Humanity

 The Great Bicycle Recycle, by Graham Francis, Copyright 2012!

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If you have a bike or have questions or would like to be added to our mailing list please e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 620-4769 during office hours. 

 
We are all Volunteers
 

 

Biclycles for Humanity has more than 100 volunteers in Thunder Bay. Many hands make the work light!
 
Thunder Bay Landfill Bike Rescues

We are very thankful to everyone at the local landfill site for their assistance in helping us rescue and recycle unwanted bikes from their location. They have let us put up a sign to let people know where to leave their old bikes rather than throwing them into the dumpsters. A big thank you to Randy Fox who goes to check the facility several times a week and transports the bikes to our storage facility. Between May and September 2011 well over 200 bikes have been rescued. 

 

 
Donations Welcome

 

They can either be dropped off at our workshop at 600 Simpson Street (our entrance is at the side of the building on Ogden Street) on Tuesday mornings between 9am and noon, Wednesday evenings between 7 and 9 pm, or at Habitat for Humanity Restore at 660 Squire Street. If you can't drop off donations please call us at 620-4769 or send us an email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  and we will arrange for a volunteer to come and pick them up.