01 June, 2010

Bicycle Kitchen 5 year Anniversary Fundraising Campaign: Last Two weeks!

It's the last push of the Kitchen's Fundraising Campaign. Get on it.

Here's deets from the cooks themselves...

Dear Friends of the Bicycle Kitchen,

Less than two weeks left for our first ever fundraising campaign. If you haven't had a chance to make your contribution, don't delay! We're halfway to our goal. Help us get a little closer.

Thank you SO MUCH for all of your SUPPORT.

2010 marks five years since our move from the Los Angeles Eco-Village to our current spot on Heliotrope. Five years ago we had nothing more than two months rent and the fire in our bellies. We also had the enthusiastic support of cyclists like you! We are writing you today to ask you to support the Bicycle Kitchen again—this time by donating to our Five Year Anniversary Fundraising Campaign to raise $55,555.55!


Your support will help us keep our doors open during a financially difficult period. For many years we had considerable success maintaining our operation through donations of bicycles and parts, suggested donations for using our tools and space, and the efforts of our volunteer Cooks. Yet as our client capacity increases, our donations have recently taken a huge hit. While we are proud that we’ve put countless Angelenos on bicycles with no one turned away for lack of funds, the fact remains we are no longer meeting our monthly expenses and are quickly running through our savings. Our goal amount of $55,555.55—besides being a catchy number!—will help us cover our projected budget shortfall over the next two fiscal years and reestablish an emergency fund.

If the Bicycle Kitchen helped you build your first bicycle or fix your current ride, please consider making a donation today so we can continue to provide this space to you and other Angelenos.

ONLINE through PayPal at www.bicyclekitchen.com
MAIL a check made out to “Bicycle Kitchen” to 706 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90029
VISIT US during open hours and let us thank you in person!
Meet up with us at one of our Anniversary events and drop off your donation while having fun!

JUNE 12th Fundraising Deadline and Celebratory Bash!

Remember, anything you donate contributes to our mission “to promote the bicycle as a fun, safe and accessible form of transportation, to foster healthy urban communities, and to provide a welcoming space to learn about building, maintaining and riding bicycles.”

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you soon!

Ride on,

Your Friendly Neighborhood Cooks

PS. You can donate online at www.bicyclekitchen.com and find a link to our blog where you can track our progress, get more info about events and find out about raffles!

The Bicycle Kitchen is a 501(c)3 non-profit (TIN# 26-0454089). Your contribution is tax-deductible.

Last Two weeks. Support, Please!!!

I'll see you at the ender party June 12th, look for deets here on this blog.

-Sean Martin

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