Gears For Years

June 09, 2013

 

Our first event was today at The Solomon Calhoun Community Center.  We had a great turnout, thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and partner orginizations for making this event possible.

 

Click here for more photos.

 


 

We have partenered with the Recreation and Parks department of St. Johns County.  This partnership provides a great location for our 2013 event, the Solomon Calhoun Community Center (google map).  Also, a date has been chosen and the site reserved June 9 2013.  To make this event a success we are still in need of donations and are now starting the list for volunteers for the event.

If you would like to volunteer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition to signing up you will need to complete a volunteer packet and mail it in to St. Johns County, the information takes time to process so we ask you mail in your packet no later than May 15th. You can download the packet in pdf format here - www.gearsforyears.org/download/Child_Safety_Policy_May_2012.pdf


 

February 13, 2013

  Made the rounds to some fire stations to pick up donations

 


 

February 01, 2013

 

Thanks to Evolve Bikes & their
patrons for collecting 5 bikes 

 


 

January 21, 2013

Thank you Joe for the donation


 

January 12, 2013

Another score for kids!


 

December 21, 2012

A big thanks to Leslie with getting things going on the first donation!


 

December 12, 2012

 

 

321-939-BIKE (2453)

Evolve Bicycles‎ has stepped up and volunteered to be a drop off / collection location for us.  Thanks to the folks at Evolve we are on our way to reaching our goal of helping some Central Florida kids get bike riding just in time for summer!

 

Evolve Bicycles, a down-to-earth bike shop with a mission to get more people on bikes, offers a full range of bicycles, electric bicycles and cycling accessories to satisfy new and experienced riders alike from families with kids to competitive cyclists.  So whether you’re a beginner looking for your first bike or an enthusiast seeking a bigger or better ride, we’ve got you covered!

 

You can visit Evolve Bicycles MTWF: 10 am – 6 pm or TH & SAT: 10 am - 5 pm

 



 

December 14, 2012

   Island Life Trading Company has volunteered to be a donation location for St. Augustine


 

 

January 15, 2013

     Another donation, thank you Molly!


 

December 10, 2012

New donation location in Melbourne, FL

The Springs of Suntree Community Center
8300 Holiday Springs Rd.
Melbourne, Florida 32940

the hours of operation are:

Mon. - Thurs. - 8 am till 7 pm
Friday - 8 am till 5 pm
Saturday - 10 am till 4 pm
Closed Sunday & Major Holidays


 

January 14, 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Milton Soto - 904.209.0557


St. Johns County Fire Rescue Partners with Gears for Years to Collect 100 Bikes for Donation to Local Children

St. Johns County, FL. - Residents wishing to help St. Johns County Fire Rescue and Gears for Years donate 100 bikes to local children are encouraged to drop off bikes, new helmets, and bike locks at any local fire station by April 15. Bicycles of all sizes are accepted and do not have to be in working order to be donated. For a complete listing of County fire station locations, visit www.co.st-johns.fl.us/FireRescue/Stations.aspx
 
The bike drive will culminate in May with a Gears for Years bicycle assembly workshop where children will be paired with bikes and volunteers who will teach them life skills of how to assemble, maintain, and safely use their bikes for years to come. Residents interested in volunteering their time and skills to Gears for Years can learn about these opportunities and more by visiting www.gearsforyears.org or by calling 407.205.9407

 
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December 20, 2012

 

Blanchard park YMCA has volunteered to be a drop off location.  We are also reaching out in their bulletin:

Gears for Years, a Keep It Together Florida program, is collecting used kids bikes, and volunteers.  The program not only places donated bikes with kids, they also teach them how to maintain and operate them safely for years to come. Teaching the kids how to work with tools, and other important life skills, will mean more than just a fun toy in time for summer. In this disposable nation - its important to teach that just because your bike has a broken chain or flat tire, doesn't mean you have to buy a new one.  Bring your donation to the Blanchard park YMCA and tell them that it is for Gears For Years.  You can also visit the website, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call  407-205-9407 if you would like to volunteer.  We have ways you can get involved even if you only have an hour to volunteer.


 

December 04, 2012

Met with Ken from New Hope Bike Works - New Hope Bike Works has pledged to donate 25 kids bikes to Gears for Years, and volunteered its location as a St. Augustine drop off point.  New Hope Bike Works has a similar mission to Gears for Years but is primarily focused on adults.  Their mission is: To provide a service to the community in form of bike repairs as well as teach them to repair and maintain their bikes so that they don't feel helpless when an issue arises that they have to spend the little money they have on expensive repairs. Bike are a necessity here and repairs are expensive.


 


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