Two friends took a journey to find their "right fit" volunteer opportunity and their paths converged to make a BIG impact.
Sam and Noah started with Charity Connect as separate clients and each checked out several volunteer opportunities. While we wanted them to "charity shop" we had a hunch Bikes for the World would be the winner for both. Over the past year, the boys volunteered over 30 hours, immune to rust, grease and hard work, as they prepped donated bicycles to be shipped to other countries. These bikes are vital in countries like Costa Rica for kids and adults to access basic needs such as food, medicine and education. The pinnacle of the boys' service was a bike collection at their super supportive synagogue, Temple Emanuel. Sam and Noah promoted the collection through social media, flyers, fundraisers and speaking engagements. They enlisted their sisters, parents, and grandparents and crushed their goal of 100 bikes, collecting 156 bikes and raising $1,560!