Connecticut Dioceses: December 2009 Archives
The Connecticut Bike Project is a program that collects and distributes donated bicycles in good working condition to financially challenged children and adults who need them. Besides offering them to children for recreation the aim of the endeavor is to provide needed transportation to work and for running errands to the economically disadvantaged; individuals with physical or mental disabilities that prevent them from driving, ex-offenders re-entering the workforce and other folks who can't afford a vehicle or are without licenses to drive.
Consider hosting a Bike-Drive at your parish! Please spread the word that bicycles are in need for this project. Contact Mr. Brooks Sumberg to schedule a drive in your parish or through your club or organization. He will be there for the event and take the bikes the same day as the drive. All you need to do is publicize the drive in your bulletins or newsletters. Maybe you can make it a project for your Parish youth group or Confirmation class.
All individual bikes can be dropped off at your convenience (at 96 Hillspoint Road, Westport, CT) but please call the project founder, Mr. Brooks Sumberg, at 203-293-4130 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of a child or adult in need of a bike you may contact The Urban Center at Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Bridgeport which has graciously houses the project and serves as the distribution center.