If you have a bicycle that you are not using, it could help someone in an underdeveloped country get to work or school.
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, St. Paul's Catholic Community and Knights of Columbus Chapter 11105 will be collecting used bicycles at the gazebo at the Park-and-Ride lot at the corner of routes 108 and 124 in Damascus.
Bicycle-related items such as spare parts, accessories, books and tools, as well as operating portable sewing machines, will also be accepted.
Bikes for the World is a project sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, a nonprofit charity.
The Boy Scout Troop 249 will be collecting and repairing gently-used bikes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Marvin Memorial Methodist Church, at 33 University Blvd. in Silver Spring. The bikes will be turned over to Bikes for the World, which will ship them to developing countries to serve as much-needed transportation for doctors and nurses involved in HIV education and treatment, the unemployed in job training programs and to support street vendors. Smaller bikes will be used to help children get to and stay in school. A $10 donation is requested with each bike to help pay for shipping. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, call Luke Farrell at 301-593-5936.