Bikes for the World

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Featured Volunteer: #CEBGivesBack

May marks a favorite month around Bikes for the World and it's not because it's Bike Month. For one week in May CEB, a best practice insight and technology company based in Rosslyn, trades keyboards and cell phones for wrenches and cans of WD40 to join us in the warehouse for some sweat, smiles, and manual labor. They claim BfW is an employee favorite and it's no secret the feeling is mutual.

This is the third year CEB and BfW partnered up for what is now known as CEB's Global Impact Week. For one week employees give back to their communities by engaging in community service projects around the world. In 2014 we scheduled one day with CEB, but it was so popular in 2015 they asked to do more. We signed them up for three days last year and this year we stretched it to four!

During their tenure with us, CEB employees have loaded five containers of bikes heading to partners in Costa Rica, Kenya, Barbados, Ghana, and El Salvador. CEB helped us donate 2,363 bikes to these diverse projects stretching across the world. During their service with us, they also helped prep hundreds of bikes for future shipments.

Last year  CEB assisted in loading a container that was donated to Costa Rican partner MiBici, part of FINCA Costa Rica. That shipment of bikes was delivered to Upala in northern Costa Rica.

FINCA Costa Rica helps deliver our large shipments of bikes to many small communities all over the country, sometimes splitting up the containers to serve many community groups per shipment. Because of the proximity to the coast and beaches, all of our beach cruisers, which are very popular in Costa Rica, are saved and sent to this group.

This almost new red cruiser, loaded by CEB, was delivered to Yorleny and Pedro. They also got a bike for their eight year old son Kevin. Yorleny now rides to school with her son saving the family a lot of time.

This year's CEB crew first loaded a container for Village Bicycle Project in Ghana then moved on to a second destined for CESTA El Salvador. We loaded 911 bikes during CEB's Global Impact Week.

Nearly 4,000 CEB staff members provided support to charitable organizations in 87 cities spanning 29 countries around the world during this year's annual Global Impact Week. As part of the enterprise-wide community service program, CEB employees collectively dedicated approximately 18,500 volunteer hours throughout the week.
 
About CEB:
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, we develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to effectively manage talent, customers, and operations. CEB is a trusted partner to nearly 90% of the Fortune 500 and FTSE 100, and more than 70% of the Dow Jones Asian Titans. More at cebglobal.com.


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