Bands for Bikes
Cooper eighth graders organize ‘Bands for Bikes’ concert.
Morgan Poirier and Jack Lichtenstein, eighth graders at Cooper Middle School, are organizing ‘Bands for Bikes’ Concert on Saturday, June 7.
Wheels to Africa is a youth-led all volunteer 501c(3) that collects used bikes for the needy. Now a college freshman, Winston Duncan founded this organization when he was just 10 years old. During a trip to Africa with his mom, a Winston was struck by the distances children had to walk for basic needs like food and water. He decided to take action. Since 2005, over 5,000 bikes have been donated to children in African villages.