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“This weekend Annie’s Ace Hardware is partnering with Bikes for the World to host its second annual used bike and sewing machine collection from 10 – 2 at both of our store locations”

by Prince Of Petworth May 12, 2016 at 4:25 pm 8 Comments

1240 Upshur Street, NW

From Annie’s:

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Help someone get to work, school and health services.

Bikes for the World (www.bikesfortheworld.org) will be collecting used bicycles and sewing machines at both locations of Annie’s Ace Hardware (www.annieshardware.com). Bikes for the World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity which recondition the bicycles and distribute them to people who need them to get to work, school, and health services.

A $10 per bike donation is suggested to defray a share of the cost of shipping to overseas charity partners, A receipt will be provided for all material and cash donations. Checks accepted.

Petworth: 1240 Upshur Street, NW 202-726-2658
Brookland: 3405 8th Street, NE 202-529-2658”

  • shmoo

    I think its a bit much to ask people to donate their used bikes and then also say they should give 10 bucks.

  • sd

    Does anyone know if there is a tax deduction for the donation?

    • NotACPA

      I would say that the issuance of a receipt from a 501c3 would indicate that yes – you could potentially use this as a tax deduction if the itemized shoe fits.

  • lizcolleena

    Anyone know if they will they accept damaged bikes? My seat was stolen and I’m not sure what to do with mine. I would totally give it away or pay a small fee but am not going to replace the seat first… Don’t want to be a jerk, but don’t want to junk it!

    • usedbike

      i’m in the same situation, would love to hear more about what is accepted

    • flieswithhoney

      Another option is Phoenix Bikes in Arlington through which kids earn their own bikes by fixing donated bikes. I Given all the extra parts they have, I can’t imagine they wouldn’t accept a bike sans seat. And both DC and the IRS accepted my itemized deduction for donating a bike to them.

      • Anon

        Yes! I have donated several bikes in various states of (dis)-repair to Phoenix Bikes. Great organization.

  • c

    it’s a bit rich to suggest a cash donation amount on top of an already sizable donation


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