Monday, October 22, 2012

First Donation from Riedon

Today I got my first donation from Riedon, a resistor company in Alhambra, California. They were very kind to donate $300! Thank you for everyone who donated, the orphans in Kenya will be very happy with their new bicycles!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cardboard Bicycle

I admire this inventor, his name is Izhar Gafni and he is a 50 year-old man from Isreal. I will try to contact him to see if his $20 cardboard bicycle can be used in Kenya for the orphans.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Looking for Sponsors!

Today Alex and I went to these local business to ask for their support:

1. Montrose Bike Shop
2. Trader Joe's
3. Froyolife
4. Starbucks
5. Coffee Bean

We are happy to say that Montrose Bike Shop, Trader Joe's,
and Froyolife are interested in helping us. Tomorrow we are going to talk to their managers to discuss our project in more depth. Wish us luck!


How to Donate!

1. Online: Go to the Machao Orphanage website and follow the easy instructions.

2. Check: Write to Machao Orphanage Foundation and mail it to: P.O. Box 3856
Glendale, CA 91221 USA

3. Non-Profit Tax ID Number: The Machao Orphanage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation qualified by IRS Determination Letter #17053328063023. Our EIN (tax ID) number is 81-0621107.

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Second Volunteer

Last week, Alex and I biked to the Griffith Observatory,
it was a 30 miles ride, mostly uphill. The view from the top
was absolutely amazing!
Whenever I go biking, I seldom go alone. I like to bike with a friend so we can talk about various topics and make the ride more interesting.

One of my friends is Alex who I go biking with frequently. I asked him if he was interested and he happily agreed to help me in our cause. He is in a mountain biking team, and he is very talented. With Alex's connections, we are hoping to spread awareness for Bikes 4 Orphanages and inspire more teenagers to join our effort.