Our latest Ask BikePortland comes right in time for the season of giving.
Reader Shelley G emailed last week to ask:
We have a vintage trike that needs to be cleaned up with a new tire and a paint job. We would love to donate it. Our desire is for it to be fixed up and then given to a kiddo in need. Do you know the best place for us to donate it to?
It just so happens Portland has several organizations that specialize in this exact thing. I asked a few of them to share how they handle used bike donations. [Read more…]
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