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Year-End Giving

By Kristin Kinnamon, Board President

Sharing Wheels would not have made it through the COVID challenges of 2020 without a doubling of support from our donors and supporters.

We still need your support. As we enter the winter months, our bike sales slow and our bank account drops. Our budget relies on one thing to maintain our free programs, staff and open shop: You.

You may already be a volunteer, a bike donor, or a customer. We hope you will be a financial donor as well. Give a little if that’s all your budget allows, or give more to help cover for people who can’t donate as much.

Our goal is raising $15,000 to keep people and bikes moving.

All donations made by Dec. 20 will be matched by our board and supporters, so your money goes twice as far.*

How do your donations impact people’s lives? Bikes bring joy, get people places, develop skills, build community.

“I rode the bike everywhere and every single day, for appointments,  groceries … I came home wet on rainy days, but the fun part – me and my kids love getting wet in rain.” –

Prapti, recipient of a bike and trailer through our Community Bikes program
  • $30 fixes a kids bike – we’re giving away 100+ kids bikes for the holidays
  • $50 covers minor repairs & parts to get someone back on the road
  • $100 gives a Community Bike, lock, lights and helmet to an adult in need
  • $150 sends our Mobile Repair Clinic out to fix bikes for free

We welcome gifts at all levels. The board has also set goals to get

  • 30 gifts of $50
  • 10 past donors to increase their gift to $100

Come by the shop anytime to see your gifts at work. Some of my favorite moments this past year have been watching our customers and clients help each other – like when the homeless guy helped a woman load her new bike in her car as his way of giving back for a free repair, or when amateur mechanics crowd around a bike trying to diagnose a problem.

Your support of Sharing Wheels makes these interactions possible. Thank you for keeping people and bikes moving.

*All gifts up to $7,500 will be matched by additional donations from our supporters. You may also work for a company that does corporate matching, such as Boeing, Microsoft or Salesforce.

See our 2020 Annual Report. Save the date for our Annual Meeting & Elections: Jan. 26 via Zoom.

Thursday Work Party

Volunteer to help get bikes ready for low income kids this holiday season. Basic bike mechanic skills and/or repeat volunteers are great, but there’s a job for everyone willing to get greasy. Wear a mask. Bring a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Attendance limited to 5 each night. Sign up for Wait List if first RSVP is full.

Tuesday Work Party

Volunteer to help get bikes ready for low income kids this holiday season. Basic bike mechanic skills and/or repeat volunteers are great, but there’s a job for everyone willing to get greasy. Wear a mask. Bring a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Attendance limited to 5 each night. Sign up for Wait List if first RSVP is full.

Tuesday Work Party

Volunteer to help get bikes ready for low income kids this holiday season. Basic bike mechanic skills and/or repeat volunteers are great, but there’s a job for everyone willing to get greasy. Wear a mask. Bring a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Attendance limited to 5 each night. Sign up for Wait List if first RSVP is full.

Thursday Work Party

Volunteer to help get bikes ready for low income kids this holiday season. Basic bike mechanic skills and/or repeat volunteers are great, but there’s a job for everyone willing to get greasy. Wear a mask. Bring a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Attendance limited to 5 each night. Sign up for Wait List if first RSVP is full.

Thursday Work Party

Volunteer to help get bikes ready for low income kids this holiday season. Basic bike mechanic skills and/or repeat volunteers are great, but there’s a job for everyone willing to get greasy. Wear a mask. Bring a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Attendance limited to 5 each night. Sign up for Wait List if first RSVP is full.

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Seeking Board Members

Do you care about sustainable transportation, serving diverse people in need, and making a difference in your community? 

Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop is seeking volunteers for our nonprofit board of directors. For the past few years, Sharing Wheels has been in a period of change and growth.

We seek Board members who bring a diversity of age, race, cultural background, economic background, and experience, such as:

  • Business or retail management
  • Nonprofit and community connections
  • Finance or fundraising
  • Homeless and social services
  • Lived experience in overcoming challenges such as addiction

Here’s the board_application (PDF) – mail or bring to shop anytime.

The board currently meets monthly via Zoom. Elections to 1-year terms are held in January at our annual meeting. Board appointments can also happen anytime. Right now, we seeking candidates for the 2022 election who will serve 1 to 3 years.

The Board Responsibilities (PDF) document describes the basic expectations of our board, along with links to background documents such as our Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation, Annual Report, Budget, and Board Member Agreement.

Board president Kristin Kinnamon is happy to discuss the board role and answer any questions via email, phone, Zoom or by meeting at the shop.