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B4H Melbourne Packing Day – October 2019

The donor bikes are amassing! So we are calling on all our volunteers to come to help at our next packing day.

When: Sunday, 13th of October from 9:30am

Where: Parkview Secure Self Storage, 359 Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley Village

How: Please register yourself as a Volunteer using our new B4H Online Volunteer Registration website so our Team can cater food and drinks to thank you for your efforts and keep you powered throughout the day.

Thanks to Kwan for putting together a behind the scenes time lapse video of what the packing day entails through the magic of Vimeo:

Bicycles for Humanity – Solar Charged Raffle Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in our solar charged raffle competition.

We sold 294 raffle tickets and raised $2,395!

The funds raised will be used to train two people in one of our workshops in Namibia to be able to convert donated bicycles into solar powered e-bikes. They will be supplied with the 2 kits for this conversion and time the kits include a solar powered recharging station for each bike. The hope is that they will use these bikes for specific entrepreneurial activities so that they can increase the income for the shops (e.g. e-taxis) and then possibly investing in more e-bike kits as needed.

Congratulations to our Solar Charged Raffle prize winners:
• 1st prize: Intrepid Travel Cycle Vietnam Trip – Roland Williams
• 2nd prize: Verve Portraits Photo Shoot – Brenton Wade
• 3rd prize: Blessed By Nature Australia Hamper – Karen Short
• 4th prize: Knog Bicycle Light Pack – Hannah Bevan
• 5th prize: @BicycleNetwork Riding Pack – Ryan Levin

B4H Melbourne Packing Day – August 2019

The donor bikes are amassing! So we are calling on all our volunteers to come to help at our next packing day.

Thanks to Kwan for putting together a behind the scenes time lapse video of what the packing day entails through the magic of Vimeo:

When: Sunday, 18th of August from 9:30am

Where: Parkview Secure Self Storage, 359 Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley Village

How: Please register yourself as a Volunteer using our new B4H Online Volunteer Registration website so our Team can cater food and drinks to thank you for your efforts and keep you powered throughout the day.

Bicycles for Humanity – Solar Charged Raffle

Monday 8th of July – Friday 16th August

Enter B4H Solar Charged Raffle

All funds raised will go towards better sustainability and empowerment for communities in Africa.

Your Donations. Solar Charged. 

If you aren’t already following along to our Bicycles for Humanity Solar Charged Raffle you are in for a treat. We have launched our first ever Solar Charged Raffle giving you a chance to WIN one of 5 incredible prizes and make a positive difference.

Every dollar raised in the Bicycles for Humanity Solar Charged Raffle will go towards solar powering bicycle workshops across Namibia – just another way we are sustaining bicycle recycling initiatives in Africa.

Bicycles for Humanity Solar Charged Raffle ticket sales will be used to fund and deliver electric bicycle kits and solar recharging stations, as well as bicycle mechanic training required to support and empower communities. The more we raise, the more we can power our Solar Charged impact. 

The fantastic prizes that you can win include:

All prizes for the Bicycles for Humanity Solar Charged Raffle have all been generously donated thanks to the following Sponsors:

Enter B4H Solar Charged Raffle

B4H Melbourne Packing Day – July 2019

The donor bikes are amassing! So we are calling on all our volunteers to come to help at our next packing day.

Thanks to Kwan for putting together a behind the scenes time lapse video of what the packing day entails through the magic of Vimeo.

When: Sunday, 14th of July from 9:30am

Where: Parkview Secure Self Storage, 359 Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley Village

Please register using our Volunteer page so our team can cater food and drinks to thank you for your efforts and keep you powered.

For more information on joining in the packaging day please email us at info@bicyclesforhumanity.com

Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019: Fundraising Winner Announced for new Giant Roam Bicycle

The winner of a new 2019 Giant Roam Bicycle from our supporter BICYLE SUPERSTORE is: Patrick O’Neill!

Pat (he’s the cheery bearded one in the blue cap) was drawn from the many participants who fundraised over $250 in our Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019.

Pat reached a total of $757 ($1,514 after fundraising matching). Pat encouraged his friends to don Hawaiian shirts and make donations through his Brewery to Brewery ride.

A welcome arrival of his first child Louis, saw Pat ease off on the riding in the middle of month.

A big congratulations to Pat!

And thanks again to our long time Supporter BICYCLE SUPERSTORE for donating the new 2019 Giant Roam bicycle.

Unfortunately no-one qualified for the major prize of the Cycle Vietnam trip with Intrepid ($500 raised by an individual rider who was not affiliated with Bicycles for Humanity or Intrepid).

However, this prize will still be available for Bicycles for Humanity to offer later in the year providing another opportunity for fundraising.

Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019: Special Thanks to all our Fantastic Sponsors

We Couldn’t have done it without all of you and our sponsors!

Our annual Melbourne to Namibia 2019 fundraiser raised close to $30,000!

To everyone who joined us as we pedalled through March for our Annual Fundraiser – a massive thank you!

Together, your efforts saw us raise nearly $15,000 – which was DOUBLED by the incredible team at the Intrepid Foundation, who matched every dollar donated! 

To all who donated bicycles, money and time – we couldn’t make the difference we are making globally without your ongoing support.

B4H Melbourne Packing Day – April 2019

The donor bikes are amassing! We are close to filling up our next container which is planned to be shipped in May 2019.

So we are calling on all our volunteers to come to help at our next packing day.

Thanks to Kwan for putting together a behind the scenes time lapse video of what the packing day entails through the magic of Vimeo:

When: Sunday, 28th of April from 9:30am

Where: Parkview Secure Self Storage, 359 Lower Dandenong Road, Dingley Village

Please register using our Volunteer page so our team can cater food and drinks to thank you for your efforts and keep you powered.

For more information on joining in the packaging day please email us at info@bicyclesforhumanity.com

Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019

This March, our virtual Melbourne to Namibia Challenge kicks off – join other avid cyclists to take on at least 110 kilometres (anytime, anywhere) and help raise funds for Bicycles for Humanity.

Raise $250

You’ll be entered to win a brand new bicycle from our supporters at 
Bicycle Superstore.

Raise $500

For a chance to win an unforgettable
15 day Cycle Vietnam Tour with Intrepid Travel
 

DOUBLED DONATION

All funds raised in the Melbourne to Namibia Challenge 2019 will be matched by Intrepid Travel to double your impact. 

In partnership with The Intrepid Foundation– Your efforts will help bring even more life-changing bicycles and economic opportunity to communities in need. 

Andy & Lauren Conquer the Cape

Our President, Andy Gild, and her sister took on the 110km ride in Cape Town, South Africa for our Annual Melbourne to Namibia 2019 Fundraiser and raised a whopping $2,648, which was doubled by the amazing Intrepid Foundation.

It’s been 40 years since Andy and her family emigrated to Australia from South Africa. We are super lucky to have her in Melbourne championing the Bicycle for Humanity cause.

“I can only say that this was a truly extraordinary experience, cycling around one of the most gorgeous cities in the world (and one which is so close to my heart having spent significant childhood years there) with one sister at my side and my other sister, mother and family along the journey with us every turn of the pedal was simply incredible!

The added benefit of course was combining The Cape Town Cycle Tour Challenge with the Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne to Nambia 2019 Fundraiser. Being supported by friends and family as we all raised funds to help change lives is so very much appreciated. 

Huge thanks to the Intrepid Foundation for their fabulous support in matching every dollar donated and to the Bicycle Superstores for donating the prize bicycle.”

Andy Gild, President of Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne