Odds are you’ve got a pair or two of neglected kicks collecting dust under your bed or at the bottom of your closet. Why not put them to better use? NYC Urchin (a site for NYC surfers) is partnering with clothing line Loomstate to host a used bike and shoe drive this Sunday at the Brooklyn Flea on the Williamsburg waterfront, with a special bonus for Brokelyn readers who volunteer to help out! Your donation of new or lightly used shoes (and $1 for shipping costs), will help folks in need, especially in disaster relief areas, through Soles 4 Souls.
And if you can spare a used bicycle — in at least repairable condition, with no major missing pieces — Pedals for Progress fixes up and distributes them in developing areas of Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe, where self-powered, reliable transportation is essential for survival. (It costs $40 to get a bike to someone who needs it, so NYC Urchin is asking for a minimum $10 donation with each bike.) And about that special offer: (more…)