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First Parish Church to hold BNB bike drive

Northborough – The Young People of First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, will hold a bike drive Saturday March 27 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., behind the church, located at 40 Church Street, Northborough.

The group will be accepting donations of used bicycles to be donated to Bikes Not Bombs (BNB), a Boston organization that has both a local and global connection.

BNB teaches disadvantaged youth in Boston how to repair bikes and gives them the opportunity to earn a bike that they themselves have fixed. The non-profit organization also ships bikes to Central America and Africa where local shops repair the bikes before they are given to folks as transportation to school or work.

In the last 24 years, BNB has sent more than 37,000 bikes to Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and New Orleans.

In addition to bike donations – rusted hulks are not welcome, however — the Young People of First Parish Church are asking for a $10 donation to assist BNB with costs associated with the bike drive.

For more information, please contact Linda McLinden at 508-853-6595, or LWMcLinden@ aol.com.

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