STOP, SWAP AND SAVE is proud to support the following organizations and the great work they do. Check below for information on our current Non-Profit Partners. For information on the FREE and easy way to become a SWAP Non-Profit Partner click here.

Established in 1998, Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. is a non-profit education organization that fosters positive character development through citizen-driven character enrichment programs to students in grades K-12 in Talbot, Dorchester, and Caroline Counties in Maryland. Our highly trained volunteers, called Character Coaches, reach over 8,500 children each year in 26 schools with age-appropriate lessons based on the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. The continuous support from all of our wonderful riders enable us to continue to guide our youth on a path towards good character and positive life choices. This not only enables CCMS to provide lesson materials, resources, and ongoing training
sessions for all our volunteers but also allows the Character Coaches to reach students every week during the school year. CCMS receives no funds from the Government or the schools it serves. 

Visit http://www.charactercountsmidshore.com/ for more information.

The mission of Bikes for the World is to make affordable, good quality used bicycles available to low-income people in developing countries. These donated bikes provide better transport for work, education, and health care. Bikes for the World also generates additional skilled employment in bike repair and maintenance overseas, and provides satisfying environmental and humanitarian service opportunities for volunteers in the United States.

Bikes for the World collects good quality used and surplus new bicycles and bicycle spare parts in the United States, and donates them to established non-profit agencies for individual human development and social service delivery, principally in developing countries. Current overseas partners include programs in micro enterprise, vocational education, health care delivery, and youth development in 11 countries: Barbados, Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Philippines, Sierra Leone and the United States. All bikes originate in the United States, generating local community service and learning opportunities.

We strongly support Bikes For The World's efforts and hope that you will too, by donating a functional used bicycle, spare bicycle parts or by making a monetary pledge at this year's SWAP.

Visit www.bikesfortheworld.org for more information.

The mission of Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg is to provide all residents of the greater Harrisburg area, especially those of limited means, with access to safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally friendly transportation in the form of bicycles.

We do this by; collecting and restoring used, damaged and abandoned bicycles; using the restoration process to teach bicycle repair and maintenance to our earn-a-bike recipients; teaching proper bicycle safety and etiquette to all of our recipients; providing safety education and maintenance services to community events and organizations; advocating for safe and equitable access to transportation infrastructure for cyclists.

Visit http://recyclebicycleharrisburg.org for more information.

Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League (MDMTB) is a non-profit organization committed to bringing experiential learning and character development programs to Maryland that use mountain bikes as a primary tool. We work within the boundaries of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to produce safe, quality mountain bike events that focus on equality and inclusivity and further the goal of developing strong body, strong mind, and strong character for our participating student-athletes.

We are a 100% volunteer organization that relies on the support and participation from the community to operate our programs. Please check us out on social media at @marylandMTB or online at marylandmtb.org and see how you can be a part of the Maryland League.

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Hershey will be the starting point for bicycling enthusiasts on June 22, as they begin their journey through eastern Pennsylvania for the American Cancer Society's Seventh Annual Pennsylvania Hope Ride. Cyclists will peal more than 140 miles across the rural roads of Pennsylvania over two days. The Ride helps raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodges, other critical program and research. Our goal is to make this a world of less cancer.

The ride begins and ends at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Hershey, PA. Day 1:  Hershey to Kutztown (Approximately 75 miles, with an option of 100 miles)
Starting at the Hope Lodge in Hershey, ride through the scenic farmlands of central Pennsylvania and finish the day at Kutztown University Day 2:  Kutztown to Hershey (Approximately 75 miles) Pedal back across central PA on different rural roads through farmlands and quaint Pennsylvania towns, complete the ride at the Hope Lodge in Hershey with a celebration party for riders, their family and friends.

Saturday One Day Option (NEW this year) Start and finish at the Hershey Hope Lodge for 30 or 62-mile routes.

For more information or to register:  www.PAHopeRide.org

 

See you at the SWAP!

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