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.
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