Give a Bike!

There are many good causes in response to giving Tuesday.

To highlight the importance of transportation to transforming lives, consider giving to World Bicycle Relief, a charity which gives bicycles to people living in areas of the world without adequate transport.

This is an example of their work:

a bike will give years of access to education and many other basics of civilised life

In case you’re concerned that this is yet another charity which makes the directors rich and gives the leavings to the cause, the charity is independently audited and has 8% management overheads, 15% advertising budget, and 77% for programs. https://worldbicyclerelief.org/financials-governance/.

There are a couple of ways you can boost your donation: you can fill in a Gift Aid tax form, to add the income tax you paid to the donation. Also, some bike manufacturers are match-funding your donation: for instance Trek bikes.

Donating toward a bike which will give years of access to education – and so many other basics of civilised life – seems to me to be a very worthwhile kindness.

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