SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) heartily thanks the more than 100 companies that donated products to its Re-Cyclery Bicycle Thrift shop last year.
Profits from the shop fund TFK's national mountain bike program for underserved youth.
"We applaud the participating companies' commitment to greener business practices," said Marilyn Price, TFK founder and director. "By donating their over-stocked, out-of-date, slightly used or blemished goods to the Re-Cyclery, they are reducing waste and providing a wonderful community service."
Located in downtown San Rafael, CA, the Re-Cyclery Thrift Shop is stocked entirely with donated merchandise from companies, shops and individuals. TFK mechanics assemble, refurbish and breathe new life into the donated bicycles. With a broad assortment of bikes, parts, clothing, and accessories, this is a regional center for affordable and environmentally sound transportation and gear. In 2007, this green business earned more than $325,000 paying for 57 percent of the organization's overall operating expenses. For a list of contributing companies and shops visit http://tripsforkids.org/about-sponsors.htm.
"We would not be able to sustain our current level of youth services without our thrift shop and the support of the cycling industry," said Price. "We are extremely grateful for those companies and individuals that donate bicycles, bike parts and, most importantly, time to Trips for Kids. Thank you for your devotion to cycling and willingness to donate, and for helping improve the lives of children across the country."