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Nellie’s Women’s Shelter starting a Bike Sharing Program

News from Nellie’s Women’s Shelter:

Nellie’s Women’s Shelter is currently seeking bikes, bells, locks, lights and helmets to help our women get around the city!

Living in a big city is difficult without access to efficient and affordable transportation. That’s why this summer we’re starting a Bike Sharing Program for the women and children at Nellie’s Shelter!

When women come to Nellie’s they are provided with basic necessities like shelter, food, and clothing, but the isolation that comes from living in poverty in an unfamiliar place can be difficult to break. You can help us provide women with access to bikes that will not only increase their mobility and physical wellness, but most importantly allow them to connect with their community, access support, and have some FUN in the process! We are also looking for children’s bikes for our Summer Camp Program.

Due to the generosity of a few amazing individuals we’ve already started collecting some bikes, but there are still many ways you can help! We need new or gently used locks, helmets, bells, and lights to keep our women and children safe while riding. Take a look below to see what we still need. You can help make this summer one to remember for the women and children at Nellie’s!

NELLIE’S BIKE WISHLIST

  • 5 Women’s Bikes
  • 15 Children’s Bikes
  • 35 each of locks, helmets, bells, and lights

Please contact us at 416-461-0769 or info@nellies.org for more information or to donate.

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