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Secaucus bike lane in the works on Meadowlands Parkway

SECAUCUS - Secaucus is getting its very first bike lane, and there may be more on the way. The first lane is currently under construction on the west side of Meadowlands Parkway and will run from the former Hess property near Route 3 to the Harmon Cove condominium complex about a mile down the road.

Secaucus continues the green eco-friendly drive. Mayor Mike Gonnelli "Secaucus is a very bike-friendly town - it's a good town to bike in," he added. "It really is not like Hoboken or any other (Hudson County town) like that. There's always room to bike."

"While the existing paths currently allow for bicycles, this phase will be the first bike path solely dedicated to bicycles, said Scott Goodman, field manager with AJM construction. Phase One consists of a bike path on Meadowlands Parkway southbound from the Route 3 exit to the parking garage and enhancement of the gravel path behind the Meadowlands Hospital. One traffic signal will be updated to include a signal for bicycles, added Goodman.

Phase Two of the project, which is awaiting funding and redevelopment of a property near the Route 3 Bridge, will extend the bike path and create one continuous path from Mill Creek Park to behind Harmon Cove, said Goodman."
Source: NorthJersey.com

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theHOBMOB, in conjunction with the Town of Secaucus, presents
Annual Used Bicycle & Sewing Machine Drive
(RAIN or SHINE).

We’re collecting adult and kids’ bikes to send to Nicaragua, Ghana, Albania, Fiji and Guatemala. Do your part to put unused bikes and sewing machines to good use in the developing world.Bikes should be rust free. No children’s trikes, but bikes with flat tires in need of some repair are accepted. Portable sewing machines should be in working condition $10 minimum donation with each bike or sewing machine is requested for shipping. A tax-deductible receipt for all cash and material donations will be provided on site by the representative from Pedals for Progress.

The town Mayor Mike Gonnelli has enabled this act of Good Karma. He has worked painstakingly to put together and make it happen.


Saturday April 8, 2017
9 am – 12 noon

Secaucus Recreation Center
Parking Lot
1200 Koelle Blvd.
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Rajat

Rajat reposted TheHobMob's Video


Glimpses from our last event.

We want to thank everyone who came out to Secaucus's First Annual Used Bike and Sewing Machine Drive on Saturday! It was a huge success for the first year. We collected 24 bikes, 3 sewing machines, and $750 in donations! The money and items donated will be sent to families in need in Nicaragua We want to give a special thanks to Pedals For Progress team member, Gary, and the Town of Secaucus! Enjoy this short video of the event!

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma

Struggling Teen Asks for Donuts in Exchange for Carrying Groceries - Ends up with Over $300,000 in Donations

A Memphis teenager who offered to carry groceries in exchange for donuts for him and his mom has now received more than $300,000 in GoFundMe donations to help lift his family out of poverty. "It's so awesome - my life has been completely changed," Chauncy Jones Black, 16, tells PEOPLE.

Stories like this reaffirm the incredible power of internet crowdfunding. In a landscape crowded with different causes, though, it is hard to know where to focus one' energies. Thankfully, it's not a mutually exclusive game (you can give back to people with inspiring stories AND non-profits operating overseas at the same time!)

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"There are those who give little of the much they have-and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome.
And there are those who have little and give it all.
These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.
And there are those who give and know not the pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;
They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space."

The Prophet -Khalil Gibran

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P4P Commercial FINAL
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Pedals for Progress founder Dave explains why bicycles matter.

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theHOBMOB is running a bike drive in Secaucus with nonprofit Pedals for Progress to transport gently used bikes and sewing machines to people overseas who need them most. Thanks, Mayor Gonnelli and the Town of Secaucus for enabling this event- let's go Secaucus!

Americans buy 22 million new bicycles per year and discard millions of old bikes in overburdened landfills. Meanwhile, poor people overseas need cheap, non-polluting forms of transport to get to jobs and schools. In Africa, a bike is often simultaneously a water truck, an ambulance, a school bus, and more.

Here are some fast facts from Pedals for Progress:
-For over 250 million people in Africa, transport is either nonexistent or prohibitively expensive
-Africans spend 40 billion hours walking for water alone-- taking time away from work, school, and family
-Children often face a 12 mile roundtrip walk to school, leaving them exhausted before they start classes
-Research has shown that a bicycle can increase the income of a poor family by 35%
-A cycle can cover 4x more ground and carry 5x more weight than a person on foot

Let's save our environment and support a great cause at the same time!

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Conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, this research study explores how companies are investing in corporate giving and employee volunteering and how these community involvement efforts connect to overall business.

Key research findings reveal:

Community involvement contributes to key business goals including improved reputation and the attraction and retention of employees.
Nearly 90 percent of the companies that measure the connection between volunteer participation and employee engagement found a positive correlation between participation and engagement scores.
Companies are increasingly tying their community involvement efforts to their business strategy, and prioritizing social goals that are most relevant to their operating contexts.
Methodology

236 companies
Mostly U.S. based medium and large companies
Conducted Jan. 22 – Feb. 19, 2015
Conducted 11 times since 1995

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Wheels 2 -"Go Far". This is an excellent effort by this Re-Cycle.org
" A bicycle can increase the income of a family by 35%"
"Bike projects give people the freedom to pursue an education or earn extra income, and are often the first chance for women to step into skilled roles within the community."

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma How do we recycle bikes from America and send them to Ghana? I feel shippers can really help by donating free space on their ships. Can someone explain what issues there might be?

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Shama Mehta

Shama Mehta I have the same question as you Anju.

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Rajat

Rajat We will find and get back to you.

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The need for bicycles in Africa
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More than just 2 wheels, in Africa bikes are a school bus, ambulance and more!

Sofia Perello

Sofia Perello What are some of the most reliable charities that provide bikes to people in Africa? It's so difficult to navigate the world of non-profits and find the ones that are really doing the most good.

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"Bikes are the cleanest, healthiest, most affordable and efficient form of transport. They increase access to opportunities, whether they are economic, educational, social or personal. They connect workers with employment, students to schools, producers to users of goods and services, patients to healthcare, and everyone to family and friends.'

Source Re~Cycle.org

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma

Giving Back Has Made This 41-Year-Old Retired Billionaire Less Popular

When John Arnold was a trader, he had a serene -- some would say bloodless -- way of seeing the world. He wanted the truth, the cold, hard truth, and embraced the power of an idea no one else was seeing. Then he bet nearly everything he had on it.

Much respect for anyone who thinks of giving back and actually does it too...