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  • Keith Oberg
    Dear Colleagues, I would like to take this opportunity to refer you to the recent Rolex 2000 Awards and its recognition of Pedals for Progress founder, David
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 2, 2000
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      Dear Colleagues,

      I would like to take this opportunity to refer you to the recent Rolex 2000
      Awards and its recognition of Pedals for Progress founder, David
      Schweidenback, as a "Rolex 2000 Laureate for Enterprise" for his work in
      establishing Pedals for Progress, an American non-profit that collects used
      and new bicycles in the United States, and donates them to non-profit
      agencies in Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific,
      where they are reconditioned and provided to working people in need of
      affordable transportation. Visit www.rolexawards.com for the Rolex
      announcement, or www.p4p.org for more detailed info on Pedals for Progress.

      Since its founding in 1991, Pedals for Progress has donated more than 40,000
      bicycles and $6 million in components and accessories to non-profit partner
      agencies in 20 countries. During 2000 alone it anticipates shipping almost
      10,000 bikes to 15 partners.

      Pedals for Progress is currently looking for qualified partner agencies in
      southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, and Lesotho) to
      receive container-loads of bicycles, under a grant from the Bristol-Myers
      Squibb Company. It is also looking to increase the number of American
      service organizations--faith communities, service groups such as Rotary and
      the Jaycees, schools, etc.--sponsoring used bike collections, to source
      ever-larger numbers of bicycles and dollars for shipping.

      The PfP web site has further info on how to apply for PfP assistance.

      Keith Oberg
      Vice-President
      Pedals for Progress
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