How to Donate Used Bikes

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Donating your used bike can bring joy and happiness to needy, low-income individuals. Consider donating your used bike to a reputable local charity or program in your community. According to the International Bicycle Fund, if you want to donate your bike for repair, reuse and recycling, it is usually most practical and cost effective to donate it to a local program.

Locate an organization in your area that accepts used-bike donations. Find such a charity by searching online at the International Bicycle Fund (IBF) website. The IBF lists reputable organizations requesting bicycle donations. If you can't find an organization in your area that accepts used-bike donations via the IBF website, donate to well known organizations such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Both organizations are located in a vast majority of communities and usually accept bike donations.

Contact the organization to ensure they're currently accepting used-bike donations. Also, ask for the specific time that the organization accepts donation drop-offs. Some organizations only accept donations during certain days of the week or hours during the day. You can contact the organization in person, by phone or by email.

Drop your used bike off at the organization and request a receipt of your donation before leaving. You can get a tax deduction for donating items to reputable nonprofit charity organizations.


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Brittany Tucker began a freelance writing career in 2008. She specializes in home and garden topics, and her work has appeared on a variety of websites. Tucker studied English literature at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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