Good Karma Bikes is announcing a new partnership with Catholic Charities Refugee Foster Kids. Our youth program Good Karma Kids will "build two and keep one." At-risk youth completing community service through Good Karma Kids who do not have a bike can learn to rehabilitate a bike for themselves and at least one peer in-need. 85% of youths with Catholic Charities are displaced persons, and 15% of youths are victims of human trafficking.
Good Karma Bikes would like to thank Xilinx and Cisco Systems for providing us with more than 150 volunteers before Labor Day.
Xilinx will be installing a copper compressed air line with station drops at Good Karma Bikes, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and reliable bicycle transportation for those in-need, from August 26 to August 29.
In addition to installing the compressed air line, the volunteers will also be building a 20-foot retail wall for us behind the workstations. They will install the slat board.
Xilinx will also send a second group of volunteers in mid September to help us pilot a transition from our current style of bicycle rehabilitation where an individual mechanic does a complete rehabilitation to an assembly line style of bicycle rehabilitation.
Cisco Systems will be supporting our shop's infrastructure with their volunteers in September.
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Volunteers from Good Karma Bikes enjoyed a wonderful day at Shiny Side Up 2014 at The San Jose History Park on Sunday July 27, 2014. Volunteers distributed information and buttons about our organization in addition to performing safety checks.
Good Karma Bikes will have other events where we perform safety checks, so please check back here in the future for details about those events.
Please join Good Karma Bikes in supporting our friends at Silicon Valley Cares when they host their annual Par Tee Classic on August 28, 2014 at the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club at 12:30 p.m. For more information please visit http://www.siliconvalleycares.org/ParTee.html
Good Karma Bikes will be setting up a Safety Check Station at Shiny Side Up 2014 on Sunday, September 27, 2014. We will be completing safety checks from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The amount we can complete is limited, so please arrive early. For more information about the Shiny Side Up 2014 event, please visit http://www.behindbarsinc.com/
Good Karma Bikes would like to express its deepest gratitude to ADT Security Systems for their donation of an ADT alarm system for one year. If you are interested in an ADT alarm system, please contact our sales representative Larry Regan by phone at (630) 640-0021, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Karma Bikes is now offering a free mechanics class for women called "Basic Bike Mechanics for Women by Women" at 6 p.m. on the Third Friday of every month at our shop at 345 Sunol Street; San Jose, CA. Please call Yolanda or Rachel for more details at (408) 291 0501.
July 18, 2014
San Jose, CA - Good Karma Bikes is requesting donations for our "Sponsor-A-Mechanic" Program. For $225, a person in-need is given a scholarship to the Good Karma Bikes Park Tool School. Successful candidates will earn a certificate from Good Karma Bikes and Park Tool. Please contact Jim Gardner at (408) 291-0501 for more details.