|Keith and Craig Annear in Reston|
"Primarily due to Keith's commitment and hard work, BfW has emerged as an organization that delivers a broad range of benefits:
- for the ultimate beneficiaries, sustainable transportation to schools, health care, and employment and economic empowerment;
- direct environmental benefits by keeping bikes out of U.S. landfills and promoting nonpolluting transportation worldwide;
- community service opportunities in the United States; and
- promotion of a reuse/recycling ethic,"
|Otterbein's 10th annual bike collection|
"Not only does our partnership with Bikes for the World extend to global projects, it creates a unique local opportunity for service and outreach. For Otterbein (United Methodist Church), it is one of the many "parking lot" ministries offered throughout the year. Outreach on our lot brings together church neighborhood and members,"
Cindy Brown, Collection Manager at Otterbein United Methodist Church. Over the last decade Otterbein has collected and donated over 2,000 bikes to Bikes for the World
|Keith in Costa Rica with beneficiary|
I never doubted Keith's abilities, dedication to the mission or charm, and I always knew he would succeed; but I could never have imagined that 8 years after starting Bikes for the World, it would have delivered nearly 100,000 bikes overseas, making a difference in the lives of nearly 100,000 farmers, students, health care workers, carpenters and entrepreneurs of all kinds and at the same time expand its mission to elevate the lives of so many young people at home,"
Sarah J. Jelin, President and General Counsel The Karnak Corporation
Hellen Gelband, BfW volunteer and Board Member