Bikes and Smiles

Mission Statement

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Bikes and Smiles collects gently used bicycles and helmets for individuals who could not otherwise afford them. Our organization currently concentrates its efforts in Western Massachusetts.  

Beginnings of Bikes and Smiles

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Joe Dorison, a Longmeadow, Massachusetts resident of 20 years, has enjoyed bicycling and charity volunteering for many years. In June 2010, he merged these two passions when he founded Bikes and Smiles, an organization that collects gently used bicycles and helmets from the community and donates them to local charities. The model was simple: get the word out, collect gently used bikes and helmets, conduct minor repairs, and distribute them to local charities. The charities provide them free of charge to people that could not otherwise afford them. Bikes and Smiles has collected and distributed hundreds of bicycles since June 2010.