Archive Post from April 7th, 2020
During this time of uncertainty, I want to share how Trips for Kids Marin is responding, how we are still serving our students, and adapting to fulfill our mission.
Today, our “business as unusual” looks a little different…
This week we began sharing the transformative power of cycling with underserved Bay Area youth by leading virtual Earn-a-Bike classes (kids are still earning their bikes), producing ride and wrenching videos, and preparing to launch group rides as soon as the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Although few things seem “normal” these days…
I am thrilled to see thousands of kids and families doing at least one “normal” thing lately – pedaling on trails and through neighborhoods. Let’s celebrate that hundreds of Bay Area kids are riding bikes they earned from our Earn-a-Bike and Mobile Bike Workshops programs and hundreds more are riding bikes previously purchased from our Re-Cyclery Bike Shop.
But, we too are facing challenges...
Half of our revenue comes from our Recyclery Bike Shop. With only limited online sales, our revenue has been drastically reduced. We have weathered many storms over the past three decades and we endeavor to survive this one as well. However, it will not be easy and the future is uncertain. While we are pursuing federal loans to cover wages, we will fall short of covering our overall expenses.
Our team is working tirelessly through the pandemic to keep programs going, but we need your help.
If you are able, please consider a one-time or a recurring donation to Trips for Kids Marin. Your support is more important than ever before and will help ensure we can continue to engage with our most vulnerable populations now and into the future.
With your help, we will emerge stronger than before – and get more kids on bikes!
Trips for Kids Marin