The Comox Valley Chapter of Bicycles for Humanity is holding its second annual bicycle collection day on Saturday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Comox Moving and Storage located at 1734 Ryan Rd. in Comox.
The organization is collecting up to 500 adult mountain bikes in good working order, parts and accessories in support of the Karamoja Bicycle Initiative in north eastern Uganda. The group is also raising $20,000 for shipping costs to landlocked Uganda.
Since its inception in 2005, Bicycles for Humanity has grown to 50 chapters in eight countries and has shipped over 100,000 bicycles to Africa. By recycling bicycles that may otherwise make their way to landfills, these gifts of mobility can empower change and economic improvement in rural African villages. Further information is available at www.b4h-comoxvalley.org or on Facebook (Bicycles for Humanity – Comox Valley).