One Love Brigade for Jamaica

My name is JP Liesenfeld and I have been traveling to Jamaica for the past 23 years now and I have always made it a mission to bring things to give away to people in need. I just returned from Jamaica in December of 2014 and on this trip I brought over 120 pounds of shoe's and clothing items to give away! It is always so amazing to see someone after you give them something they were never expecting! My good friend Peter live's in Jamaica and has several children, on this last trip I had the chance to meet them. I was really moved by his son Paul who was riding this older BMX bike and he was having so much fun, his friends would sit and watch him ride by, his little sister Samantha was so excited for him to be riding this bike and I thought to myself, why can't I bring bike's to give away to children in Jamaica. I see how much joy this one bike brought to Paul and I know it's a crazy dream but I plan to bring 300 bike's to Jamaica to give away. I will have a few set up to go to certain children, but I would really like to go in to Kentucky Mountain and give bike's away which is not a place a "tourist" would go and several people don't have running water and live off nothing. I would love to give children the joy of having a bike, it's something I remember growing up and I know this will be amazing! I plan on getting donated bike's and doing any and all repairs and then shipping them in a container to Jamaica. I will then get them to the people with the help of local friends. The biggest expense is shipping these bike's and transporting them from one side of the isand to the next and handling and import tax fee's at the port. I really appreciate any help and I will post the photo's of me giving these bike's away and the trip is planned for December 2nd 2016

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Jon Liesenfeld 
Minneapolis, MN
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