Here’s a chance to put that cast aside bicycle of yours to use in a way that truly can make a difference in someone’s life. Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is opening its current service project to general public participation by hosting a used bike collection on Saturday, April 21. Between 9 a.m. and noon bicycles of any size in repairable condition as well as gently used kids’ bikes can be dropped off at the all-girls college preparatory high school, 760 E. Westleigh Road in Lake Forest.
Woodlands Academy’s project is being done in conjunction with Working Bikes of Chicago, a nonprofit organization that gives donated bicycles new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.
Locally, Working Bikes donates to individuals and partner organizations in the Chicago area, providing transportation to people in homeless transition, refugee resettlement and youth empowerment programs.
The organization notes that in developing countries, a bicycle can help provide access to jobs, education, medical attention and other resources. For more information about Working Bikes, visit www.workingbikes.org.