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.
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.
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.