At Carinya Society we enable our participants to inspire, connect and develop while at the same time giving back to a community who are less fortunate. Ride Together is an initiative that rescues preloved bikes and restores them into safe, working condition so they can be given to those with no other means of transport.
Ride Together is based out of the ‘Carinya Shed’, and has chosen Bicycles For Humanity to distribute the bikes our participants repair. Unfortunately, our shed is poorly supplied with:
- Bike stands and storage
- Preloved adult bikes ready for light repairs.
You can make a difference!
“Everyone in the Ride Together Program is aware that this program is bigger than them. The bike group has soul, it has passion and not only can this program achieve something for all the participants at Carinya, it has the power to help others all over the world” Says Mark Volpi, Carinya Ride Together Instructor.
Bicycles For Humanity Vice Present, Peter says: “It is wonderful having a group like Carinya Society who can regularly donate bikes to us. It is a great opportunity for their participants to make a difference and for us we know that every time we can provide a bike to someone this will make a huge impact to their life. This bike provides them with life changing transport when their other options are walking (which sometimes is just not possible) or not going somewhere at all.”
Your donation of $15 could help us purchase new Professional Bike Tool Kits. The tools that we use are old and some are falling apart. Most are not good quality, and we often have only one of each tool. By purchasing bike specific tool kits we can help participants get the job done faster, improving their self-esteem and sense of satisfaction.
$30 would make a huge difference, helping us to purchase items like Mechanic Repair Adjustable Bike Workshop Stands. We currently share one stand between the entire group. The stands are adjustable to participant’s height (even in wheelchairs) and helps us to ensure their backs are supported whilst working. The more stands we can purchase the more bikes we can repair.
With your generous gift of $45, we could purchase a multiple wall hanging bike storage rack. For both space and OH&S reasons, we would like to be able to safely store bikes during the repair process on the wall of our shed. This would free up space for participants to move around freely, and work within the shed.
We thank you so much for your support.