Bike for a Buck: Why We Chose to Support World Bicycle Relief
Posted on February 24 2017
In our 3rd Annual Bike for a Buck 2017 Charity Fundraising Campaign we are helping raise funds for the efforts of World Bicycle Relief (WBR). WBR mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. WBR builds programs to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles for students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs across Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. While the bicycles themselves help individuals conquer distance and increase their carrying capacity, WBR has also created new economic opportunities by training field mechanics and employing bike assemblers to support our local programs.
“This year we chose to work with World Bicycle Relief,” said Nate Miller, Founder and CEO of TASCO. “We loved to see the power of a donated bicycle and how that can impact the lives of those who will use it to break down the distance barriers in their rural countryside.”
With a 10-year track record, WBR is a proven leader in implementing large-scale philanthropic bicycle programs in the rural developing world. From partners to end users, WBR remains connected and committed to providing reliable, affordable transportation for everyone.
“There are a multitude of benefits in combining our philanthropic endeavors with an innovative social enterprise strategy,” explained WBR. “It is scalable and multiplies our organizational impact. It diversifies our revenue stream and provides funding for programs. It improves the efficiencies and cost structure of our education, healthcare, and economic development initiatives and it creates a sustainable quality bicycle infrastructure in developing countries.”
“We should always be using our powers for good,” Miller continued. “This is the primary motive behind our annual Bike for a Buck Charity Fundraising campaign. TASCO MTB truly has the best group of fans, we all want to give back whenever we can. Together, we are able to pull together and truly do great things for those who need the help. It feels great to be leading such an effort like this.”
For every $147 TASCO donates to WBR, we are able to see one more bike donated to help one more child get to school to get their education. Thank you for helping us be a part of such a special mission.
For more information on TASCO Bike for a Buck Charity Auction and to participate click HERE