Pine Street Carpenters Prepare For 3rd Annual "100 Wheels Project"

Top Quote 50 Bicycles to be Assembled and Given to Underprivileged Children. End Quote
  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) November 17, 2010 - Pine Street Carpenters, Inc., a design-build remodeling company based in West Chester, is preparing for its annual community outreach initiative dubbed the "100 Wheels Project." Through this initiative, which is entering its 3rd year this December, the company will purchase and assemble 50 bicycles that will go to underprivileged children this holiday season.

    Pine Street Carpenters will purchase the unassembled bicycles, and its employees and friends will donate their time and energy to assemble the bicycles at an evening bike-building party on December 9.

    "Unassembled bikes are much less expensive than assembled bikes," explains Michael Dolan, Marketing and Communications Manager for Pine Street Carpenters. "Through our staff's sweat equity, we are able to make our investment go much further, providing deserving children with the ultimate holiday gift - a brand new bike!"

    Pine Street Carpenters' employees, family members, and friends in the cycling community will gather on December 9 for an evening of bike-assembling.

    "By the end of the evening," says Dolan, "all 50 bicycles will be assembled and ready for delivery to our partner organizations."

    To date, Pine Street Carpenters has donated 105 bicycles to 9 different non-profit agencies, and this year they will be partnering up with three local non-profits: Family Service of Chester County (West Chester); Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children (West Chester); and La Comunidad Hispana (Kennett Square).

    "Each of these organizations provides much needed services to families in the community," says Brendon Dolan, owner of Pine Street Carpenters. "Thanks to our staff and friends, these bicycles will make it to children in their care just in time for the holidays."

    In addition to bicycles, employees and friends of Pine Street Carpenters also donate helmets and bike locks to accompany each bike.

    Pine Street Carpenters launched "The 100 Wheels Project" in 2008 to help offset the decline in donations to holiday toy drives because of the economy. The event was a great success - and the need so great - that the remodeling firm decided to make it an annual event.

    Says Dolan: "'The 100 Wheels Project' is a great way for us to do some good, and have some fun in the process."

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