Help out the Cheer Fund
It’s that time of year again! Please join us to assist the Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund on Tuesday, December 2nd AND Wednesday, December 3rd from 6-8:30pm. The Cheer Fund provides toys, books and other items for needy children during the holiday season. The Cheer Fund receives hundreds of bikes, many of which need to be repaired before they can be given to families in need. The Bike Co-op helps out with this worthwhile program by providing the tools, workshop and volunteer assistance to repair bikes.
We need volunteers to assist with getting bikes ready to be donated to children. This includes cleaning, assessing and repairing bikes, airing up tires, and moving and organizing bikes. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome.
Please come to the Co-op on Tuesday, December 2nd from 6:00 – 8:30pm and/or Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:00 – 8:30pm to help get the Cheer Fund bikes ready in time to be delivered to the needy children of Bartholomew County for the holidays. We’ll have a great time for a great cause!
If you have any questions about the program or our volunteer needs, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
The Heritage Fund is once again operating the Grant-A-Wish program, with local community partners MainSource Bank & Elwood Staffing. They will provide a dollar-for-dollar match* (!!) for gifts on the Wish List, doubling the impact of your gift! So please give today!
This year, we submitted these wishes:
Wish 23: $20 would purchase a bike light set (a front white light and a rear red light) to provide visibility and safety to individuals who will be riding their bicycle when it is dark outside.
Wish 24: $30 would purchase a bike helmet for an individual who has earned a bicycle and doesn’t already have a helmet.
Wish 25: $25 would provide a scholarship for a Traffic Skills 101 course participant.
We were able to use donations from the 2013 Grant-a-Wish program to provide lights and helmets to Earn-a-Bike participants and to purchase a display board and banner to help us promote awareness of the Bicycle Co-op and its programs. Please help us out by donating generously again this year!
*Up to $15,000 total. Heritage Fund will match up to $500 per individual gift and $1,000 per couple/family/group with a cap of $3,000 for each organization.
Arts & Crafts Workshop on November 21st
Join us for an Arts & Crafts Workshop on Friday, November 21st from 6-8pm. We will teach you how to make jewelry and other crafts out of repurposed bicycle parts and you will get to take home a necklace or bracelet! The suggested donation to attend this workshop is $10, which includes light appetizers and an item of jewelry that you make. This donation will help us to cover the cost of food and jewelry-making items such as clasps and beads that we would not normally have at the Bicycle Co-op.
Please join our event on Facebook or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
See our event poster here:
Share a photo of you and/or your friends at the Columbus Bicycle Co-op for a chance to win a $20 gift card for a local bike shop (Bicycle Station OR Columbus Cycling & Fitness).
The top 5 Photos will be re-posted on Facebook by the Columbus Bicycle Co-op – the picture with the most likes wins. Pictures must be received by Sept 15th 2014. Prize must be picked up at the Columbus Bicycle Co-op. Contest ends Sept 30th 2014.
Send us your pictures by e-mail at email@example.com, on Facebook or drop off a hard copy at the Bike Co-op
*Photo taken by CJ Chandler at our Open House, Feb 20th 2014. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change of Co-op Hours
The Columbus Bicycle Co-op has had to change its hours in order to ensure that the workshop is fully staffed with volunteers at all times. This change is effective August 1st 2014.
The new hours / days are as follows:
Latino Night will continue every other Tuesday night from 5:30-7:30pm (dates are as follows: 8/5, 8/19, 9/2, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 12/9).
We are still looking for volunteers to help out at our front desk and to assist patrons with bike repair. Contact us at email@example.com if you’d like to get more involved.