Bike Drive Season Is Here – Check Our Monthly Calendar For Bike Drives Near You
St. Louis BWorks hosts a number of Bike Drives across the Metro area during the spring, summer, and fall. These drives serve several purposes. First, they provide a steady supply of kid and adult sized bicycles which are of critical importance to the BWorks programs and Mission. They also provide an opportunity for you to do a little ‘house cleaning’ and in so doing make a difference for youth in the Metro area.
All donated kids appropriate bikes are evaluated and are first sorted into one of three groups: (1) bikes to be refurbished and then given to students in our Earn-A-Bike program who successfully complete the course, (2) bikes that are damaged and will be recycled which includes removing any useful parts and then recycling the metal and rubber for future use elsewhere, and (3) bikes that are sound and will be refurbished and donated to other area nonprofits.
All donated adult sized bikes are evaluated for sound structure and function and then are refurbished and the sold to the general public from the Bworks Bike Shop. The sale of these refurbished adult bikes adds to BWorks’ yearly operating budget. Bikes that are sound but do not conform to the general profile of adult bikes we sell are stored and yearly donated through Bikes For The World into developing countries where they are refurbished and become primary modes of transportation for youth and adults in the area. Finally, adult bikes that are damaged or unsound have all the usable parts removed which become available for sale in the BWorks bike shop and the remaining metal and rubber and recycled for future use elsewhere.
Your donation of a bicycle or bicycle related item helps us continue to offer our kid’s programs to any area youth between the ages of 8 and 17 for free.
BWorks is a 501(c)(3) NonProfit and can provide those who donate items our tax letter to acknowledge the donation(s).
Thanks for your support!
BWorks Staff and Volunteers
11th Annual Cranksgiving Food Drive and Bicycle Ride
11 years ago, Bworks volunteers wanted to host one last event of the year to give back to the St. Louis community that supports our work with area youth all summer long. A canned food drive seemed like a good idea given the time of year near Thanksgiving. Each year the event has steadily grown and in 2015 more than 900 participants collected over 13,000 food items riding from grocery store to grocery store, purchasing food items to be donated.
Registration is free and even easier now! Sign up online here and you won’t need to stand in line at the event! Click Here to Register.
We hope that you will join us!
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Programs Lead – Seeking Qualified Applicants
At St. Louis BWorks we believe that everyone deserves the chance to be more and to gain the skills they need to pursue their dreams. We believe that children or any young person for that matter can thrive when they have the opportunity to challenge their abilities in a safe, supportive environment.
St. Louis BWorks is currently accepting resumes to fill the role of Programs Lead, a teaching position that helps St. Louis BWorks, a 501(c)(3) organization, accomplish our mission.
The ideal candidate has a background in elementary education and experience working in the nonprofit sector. Applicants must be passionate, motivated, and flexible, as this role requires the ability to articulate program objectives to a wide array of individuals and operational needs may change quickly. This position is based out of BWorks’ Soulard location but requires travel to partner organizations in the St. Louis Metro area.
Click on the link below to open the Programs Lead Job Description and Qualifications as a PDF file.
Bikes, brews, music, and a good pig roast – Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 23, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. for the BWorks Summer Jam and Pig Roast event.
If you like bikes, brews, music, and a good pig roast, mark your calendar for Saturday, July 23, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. for the BWorks Summer Jam and Pig Roast event that includes a silent auction to benefit St. Louis BWorks at Mad Art Gallery in Soulard. Performances during the event will be from Susan Marting and Joe Stickley. Tickets are $20/person in advance or $25 at the door (½ price for kids age 12-18 and free for kids under age 12) and include entrance, one beverage and pig roast. Mad Art is located at 2727 S 12th St., 63118.
Proceeds from the door and silent auction will help support this nearly 30-year-old 501(c)3 organization that helps children and youth in St. Louis discover their potential through bicycles (Bicycle Works), books (Book Works) and bytes (Byte Works).
Tickets are $20/person in advance or $25 at the door (½ price for kids age 12-18 and free for kids under age 12) and include entrance, one beverage and pig roast.
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But there’s more! A silent auction will be happening throughout the night and some of the items include: gift certificates to Salt & Smoke, Pi Pizza, four green seats at a Cardinals baseball game ($1,400 value), Blues Museum, Savor Saint Louis Food Tours, Artcrank bicycle posters, VIP Schlafly brewery tour with more being added daily.