bikes and smiles

Bikes & Smiles is a grass roots bicycle recycling effort established by Joe Dorison. 

Joe accepts gently used bicycles, less than 10 years old.  When a refugee gets a job, that individual knows he/she will get a bike.  A bicycle represents independence, the ability to travel and work beyond the bus routes and self-sufficiency.  

It’s a win-win for people who are not biking and for refugees who are just starting out!  

More than 100 bicycles have been given to refugees since 2011.  


Joe is a JFS Past President and Life Board Member.

Thank you, Joe!

Experience the JOY of helping someone achieve self-sufficiency.  We are facing a shortage of bicycles, and there are New American refugees waiting for bikes.  If you would like to donate a bicycle, please contact Joe Dorison at 413.448.0263 or email us.