Help Detroit's Kids Ride Bikes!

$7,985 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 127 people in 58 months
WRENCH is a charitable effort that believes that every child deserves a bike.   Since we started in March of 2014 we have supplied over 3,000 donated bikes and repaired many more.  Wrench operates out of the Core City neighborhood directly (walk in bike shop); but our main focus is to come to where the need is.  Our first year we set up in 2 other neighborhoods with cooperation of the community and held "bike clinics" as neighborhood events. Our 2nd year we added 2 neighborhoods and helped at other similar events. We come back for followups to each neighborhood we service, establishing ongoing relationships with the communities we serve.  

As our volunteer base grows, we plan to add more neighborhoods.  We would also like to expand on teaching bike repair to the youth.  We started a program where adults can earn a bike by providing anything useful to the Wrench community.  We have received everything from frozen hot dogs to clean up help and love to pass on our knowledge of bike repair and maintenance.  

WRENCH has done all this on a shoestring budget to date thanks to donations of things and time from our supporters but there is more that we yet need to take care of.  Our goal for 2019 is to keep the costs down as low as possible by ordering supplies in bulk.  Please share this campaign to your social media and contacts and see if anything on our wish list is something that you can help us with.
  
Wish List: 

Volunteers! The best things in life are free!

Bicycle tubes of all sizes, this is our #1 operating expense!

Anything that we use to fix bikes, such as tools, spray lubricant, tires, tube repair kits, chain lube, chain, tools, rust remover, rags, etc. 

Bikes and usable parts of bikes

Marine batteries and solar panels to beef up our solar power system.

Thank you and here are a few links for more about Wrench, please like us on facebook for progress updates or visit our website and thank you!  

Our cover photo was taken by Dori Sumpter,  https://dorisumter.smugmug.com

http://www.wrenchdetroit.org/


http://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/columnists/marney-rich-keenan/2015/08/18/detroit-artist-helps-get-inner-city-kids-long-needed-bicycle-repairs/31958755/

https://www.givingtuesday.org/blog/2016/11/every-kid-deserves-bike

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/07/detroit-kids-bikes_n_7013600.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/WRENCH-A-Tool-for-Positive-Action/310118855825525?fref=ts

#freebikesforkids #wrenchDetroit  #wrench  #bikecharity  #freebikes  #volunteer
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Its Giving Tuesday and every $5 you give results in a child having the freedom to ride their own bike! https://www.givingtuesday.org/blog/2016/11/every-kid-deserves-bike
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Every $5 you donate gets a child a bike! 3, 000 and counting given to Detroit's bikeless children. Help us take advantage of year end sales on supplies for 2019 so we can have the best year yet by donating today!
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Wrench collects donated bikes and coordinates volunteers to supply bikes to children, one neighborhood at a time. We hold mass bike giveaway and repair events to be sure that every child has a working bike and return to that neighborhood year after year. Please help us purchase our 2019 supplies in bulk and help keep our costs to a minimum. We expect to repair 1,000 bikes in 2019 for less than $5 per bike by ordering supplies in bulk. Wrench is unique because we primarily give bikes to children; but we also teach safety training, offer free helmets and mentor youth in bike maintenance. Anything left over will be used to fund these programs. Be Blessed this Holiday Season with the satisfaction that you gave children the amazing experience of owning, riding and maintaining their own bike by donating today! Please like us on Facebook for progress updates or visit our website and Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/WRENCHDetroit/
http://www.wrenchdetroit.org/

Jean Wilson
Co-founder/Organizer
313-377-4203
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Wrench is almost completed with our website wrenchdetroit.org! The web designer asked me to provide testimonials, so I'm inviting you to respond by email to info@wrenchdetroit.org, or if you are on facebook, facebook.com/wrenchdetroit message me or leave a review on the page. Please say a bit a bit about a positive experience or your feelings about what we are doing or whatever you want to say in support. It can just be a short comment, something we can post on our site to drum up more support. Your words really can make a difference! Thank you!
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Laura Meyer Daly
21 months ago
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I have an older bike that's in good condition, where can I donate it? Thanks!

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$7,985 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 127 people in 58 months
Created March 9, 2014
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K Gustavos Shively
17 days ago
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Jean and this program are genius!

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Rosie Mesterhazy
17 days ago
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I donated because bikes are a human right! Plus, Jean ♥

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Anonymous
17 days ago
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17 days ago
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Lori Letterhos
17 days ago
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I donated because Jean Wilson is awesome.

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Vickie Elmer
18 days ago
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Children are our future, and playing outside is so wonderful. Thanks for giving bikes to our future!

Laura Meyer Daly
21 months ago
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I have an older bike that's in good condition, where can I donate it? Thanks!

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