What if you had no source of transportation to get anywhere? No car, no bus, not even a bike. How would you get to school, to work, to receive medical care, food and in some parts of the world water? What if just a bicycle could do all of those things?
Day 258: Give 258
“In some parts of the world a bicycle is much more than just a bicycle – it’s our access to the vital services of life” A quote from The Bike Factory.
Bikes are changing the face of a continent and there is an organization that is helping to make it happen. The Bike Factory has provided 9332 bikes to Ghana children to date. They have a big goal of 5000 bikes to bring to Ghana for 2011. This is how we can help change the world one bike at a time.
“June is Bike Month all across Canada. Bikes are important all over the world, but is life changing in Africa. Many rural Ghanaians lack access to basic needs such as healthcare and education, simply because they are too far away. So we designed a bike called “nframa” (Ghanaian for “wind”) to suit local needs and bumpy, Ghanaian roads. And every year, The Bicycle Factory program gives Canadians the opportunity to help send up to 5,000 of these sturdy, simple-to-repair bikes to Ghana simply by entering bar codes off participating Cadbury Products.”
Giving doesn’t get much simpler. All I had to do was go into my purse and pull out my pack of gum. It just so happened it was a Cadbury product. You don’t have to be a gum chewer to help! If chocolate happens to be your thing use a Cadbury chocolate bar to give or any Cadbury product.
One product +one bar code number (UPS #) = 1 “virtual” bike part.
100 virtual parts = 1 bike for a person in Africa.
That simple. You can feel good about your next Cadbury purchase by entering your bar code and soon the 2011 goal of 5000 bikes will be reached. No donation required, no volunteering for hours. Give today!
Let us know when you have donated your first virtual bike part by leaving a comment.
Time Commitment: 1 minute
Cost: 1 pack of gum I had already purchased.