Saturday, October 22, 2011


When I started my job with Allina I found out that they offer a number of volunteer opportunities. I picked one that is right up my alley since I bike to work and enjoy biking. My first volunteer opportunity came this past Saturday for the Allina/FB4K Community bike Collection Day. We held a collection day at each of the Allina clinics and people donated old and new bicycles, volunteers fix them up and refurbish them and then they are given out to kids in need at Christmas. It's a win-win for all.
I had a wonderful time getting to know some other people in the Allina network, I logged some volunteer hours that will be matched by Allina to go toward my favorite charity at some point and the end result of all of it will be making a difference in thousands of children's lives. So if you have a bike gathering dust in your garage or basement there is still time to donate. Just go to All bikes are accepted, regardless of condition and it is tax deductable.


charlie said...

This is a great idea. I have passed on some of my older bikes to others also in the last few years.

charlie said...

Hey have any of you guys got on the Google+chat site yet. I am on there checking things out. I checked to see if any of you wee on there but are several of you with the same name around the world. I have 2675 on my log book for the year of bike riding now.