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BIKES for the PHILIPPINES
Bikes for the Philippines, Inc. is a Massachusetts-based 501c3 nonprofit organization, EIN# 47-1311811.
- To provide bicycles to deserving individuals in the Philippines in order to enable them to attend school, travel to work and otherwise improve their economic status, as well as empower them to become more productive members of the community.
- To encourage a healthy lifestyle and clean environment by developing a sustainable cycling culture that can be kept at any age.
Completing a high school education gives an individual a better chance of rising out of poverty and a sense of pride and accomplishment in their own achievements. In an effort to ease the hardship of simply getting to school, Bikes for the Philippines, in partnership with Bikes for the World in Arlington, Virginia was born. Bicycle collections are held in the United States and we provide these recycled bicycles to Filipinos who could benefit from the healthy and reliable form of transportation. The initial focus had been on Education. Along with the bicycle comes a helmet as well as mandatory bike safety and maintenance classes. As a child grows, they are fitted with a more appropriately sized bicycle to match their growth. While initially on loan to the student, bike ownership is awarded upon graduation.
Bikes for Education Program implementation in the Philippines is managed by Bikes for the Philippines Foundation, Inc.