A bike can change somebody’s life! Thrift shop volunteers fix, donate, sell bikes for those in need!
Volunteers at an MCC thrift shop in Newton, Kansas, are refurbishing old bikes to help provide a free or affordable mode of transportation for people in the community.
Much like other departments at the Newton Et Cetera Thrift Shop that accept donations, the bike program accepts used bikes. Since many of the bikes need to be repaired, volunteers fix them before pricing them for sale.
“The bike program really enables people to be able to do more than get to and from places. It helps them keep a job; it helps them get food for their families,” said Yericka Aviles, manager.
“It empowers them and gives them an independence that otherwise they have lost because of life circumstances,” she said.
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