World Bicycle Relief has been going strong for the past 10 years to donate sturdy bicycles to people in developing countries.
The Chicago-based nonprofit recently posted a series of videos explaining how bicycles can make a difference, allowing people access to markets, healthcare and education.
Here’s a film about how a bicycle helped an orphan from Palabana, a children’s village in Zimbabwe.
If you’d like to help, check out the donation page at World Bicycle Relief. You’ll see they’re benefiting from a dollar for dollar match for the first $1.2 million given by Dec. 31 this year.
You can also sign up for bicycle rides that benefit World Bicycle Relief throughout the year. Here are a few:
Bel-Red 100 (Washington state) — June 27, 2015 (check website for 2016 date)
Rebecca’s Private Idaho — Sept. 5 & 6, 2015 (check website for 2016 date)
Climate Ride (California) — May 22 – 26, 2016
Climate Ride Northeast (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts) — Sept. 17-21, 2016
Climate Ride Midwest (Illinois) — Sept. 27-30, 2016