Pedals for Progress


Hopefully collections will resume Spring 2023

Have bikes or sewing machines collecting dust in your garage or basement??  Donate them to Pedals for Progress!!

 Pedals for Progress, in its continuing effort to recycle bicycles and sewing machines properly, is having a used bike and portable sewing machine collection sponsored by Croton Houses of Worship. Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle that they no longer use that is in repairable condition [a flat tire is fine, but a rusty bike is not] and/or a working sewing machine is urged to donate it to this worthy cause. They do not accept “bikes for parts” or disassembled bikes.

Bikes can be dropped off from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday October 6, 2019 rain or shine @ Asbury United Methodist Church (parking lot behind church), 17 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

This will be Croton-on-Hudson’s tenth collection for Pedals for Progress.  Over the years we have collected over 800 bikes and more than $7000.

Pedal for Progress was started by a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who recognized the value of having a bike.  P4P collects 3,000 to 5,000 bicycles annually and transfers this material wealth to those more needy. To date, more than 151,000 bicycles and over 3,800 sewing machines have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. In these countries the bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies and distributed at low cost to poor working adults. These bikes provide them with reliable transportation for commuting to work, transporting product to market, or accessing health care and other services. Sewing machine shipments help initiate educational programs and generate income opportunities that may otherwise remain out of reach for many people. Steady employment for these adults is vital to the development and success of  these economies.

It costs $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $10 per bike). All cash and material donations are fully deductible and a receipt will be available at the collection site.

Pedals for Progress is a 501(c)(3) corporation and a registered charity in the states of NJ, NY, PA, CT, VT. For detailed information about our overseas projects and a current schedule of bicycle and sewing machine collections, visit our website at

 For more information, please call email