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Used bicycle drive at the Greenlake PCC

What do you think? Comments Off July 12, 2011 at 3:07PM

Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care is holding a “Bicycles for Education” bike drive at the Greenlake PCC (7504 Aurora Ave N) on Saturday, August 20, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to a news release from PCC, used bicycles that are collected at the event will be distributed to disadvantaged teens in Togo, a small country in West Africa. The bicycles will be used by the recipients for transportation to and from school.

“Alaffia founder, president and Togo native, Olowo-n’djo Tchala, knows first-hand the challenges of overcoming poverty and the impact a simple bicycle can have on a child’s life,” the press release reads.

Alaffia has collected over 3,500 bicycles over the past seven years, and they say that 95% of the teens who receive the bicycles stay in or complete school.

Functioning, adult-sized used bicycles will be accepted at the bike drive.

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