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 Post subject: Call for makers! Assist a local charity
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:07 am 
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There was a story on KSTP News last night about Free Bikes 4 Kids, a local charity which repairs and cleans donated bikes to distribute to children who might not otherwise be able to afford one. This year, it seems they've had so many bikes donated that they don't have enough volunteers to process them.

So, I was thinking this could be a great opportunity for us as an organization to get involved and do something for the community. This could even potentially be a publicity opportunity. If we have at least a few people willing to volunteer, I will write a note to KSTP and tell them Twin Cities Maker heard their call for help for FB4K, and we answered.

This just seems like something we ought to be able to do, as I know we already have a ton of mechanically inclined people, and quite a few who are already proficient in bike repair.

If you want to know more about FB4K, check out their website at fb4k.com

KSTP's story about them is here: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2384079.shtml?cat=1

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 Post subject: Re: Call for makers! Assist a local charity
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:38 am 
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I'm game to help.

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 Post subject: Re: Call for makers! Assist a local charity
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:29 pm 
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I'm down. Setup a date

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 Post subject: Re: Call for makers! Assist a local charity
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:51 am 
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I would be interested in lending a helping hand.


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 Post subject: Re: Call for makers! Assist a local charity
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:40 pm 
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We should look into making our own frame vise. Anyone want to help make one or two?

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 Post subject: Re: Call for makers! Assist a local charity
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:23 am 
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Sibley Bike Depot in Saint Paul might be able to help. This is their mission, too (among other things). They even have a big trailer and can pick up bikes if there's enough.

Setting up a space for bike repair is going to be hard to do well. It'd be better to donate time to one of these organizations. It could still be a collective TC Maker thing if a group put in time together.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:36 pm 
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I have an Ultimate Support Bike Stand and a Parks tool roll.




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