88bikes Foundation – a nonprofit organization that gives bikes to kids in developing countries – announced today that it has been selected by the Nell Newman Foundation to receive a grant supporting its newest project, Asha 2012. The Seattle organization’s sixth and most ambitious project to date, Asha 2012 will endow bicycles to thousands of girls – primarily those who having endured and transcended slavery and abuse – living in regions from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia. The first endowment of bikes will take place in Summer 2012.
88bikes is currently accepting sponsorships of $88 per bike for Asha 2012. Donations can be made online at www.88bikes.org. Donors are asked to email a picture of themselves, to be presented with the bike. In return, 88bikes sends back a photo of the child with her new bike and her donor’s picture.