Crossing Paths

By Robert Seydel

​ The joy of helping people through the use of a bike will never stop to amaze me. Whether bringing a smile to a young child or helping someone relearn to ride a bike for transportation, this non-profit is a true blessing to many. Read more

Project ReCycle Presents – Fourth Bikes for Tykes Event

The Project ReCycle Bikes for Tykes program began four years ago with the simple hope of sharing a light into the lives of children who are abused, neglected or at-risk. The sharing of this hope not only continues today, but has grown from providing 70 kids in 2010 to over 200 just last week.

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Team Tykes – What an inaugural Banner Year!

Early This year we put together a “Fun-Raising” cycling team, Team Tykes, to help create awareness and funds for Project ReCycle. Our “Core” team of 8 riders finished the year by raising over $13,000, creating great new relationships and awareness for Project ReCycle. Read more

The reason for our great success and rapid growth

Ever since we started collecting bikes in 2008, volunteers have been fueling the engine that runs Project ReCycle; from manning our booth at events to cleaning a bike so that every child will get a near new looking bike. The reason for our great success and rapid growth lies primarily in the commitment of our volunteers.  It is only fitting to salute them in our first edition of our newsletter. Read more

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t give up.”

Galatians 6:9 NLT

These past few days I have been praying for some guidance regarding my call in life.  In one hand, I have a full time job and on the other the Non-Profit.  There are days that I feel that I should go back to working my 9-5 job and forget about what I have been called to do in life.  Other days, I feel like I can’t get enough of this amazing place called Project ReCycle.  Balancing both responsibilities while making sure my home life does not take a back sit has been tough to say the least. I am very grateful for the support and love of my family and  those around me.  God knows I couldn’t do half of the things we set out to do without their support and encouragement.   Most of you know my personality.  Black or white, all or nothing, fame or famine…you get the point.  Two of the hardest lessons to learn have been to be patient but most of all obedient.    Patience has not been my stronghold.  I must admit, I am in unfamiliar territory.  A goal oriented individual, type A personality who has to surrender?  Have you met one of those?  It is tough to plan and then wait.  It is impossible to start and have to wait (at least for me).  Not only must I have patience, but I have to be obedient to my call?  Can you imagine my struggle?  And then I opened my eyes this morning to see  God’s hand in this video and this written message above.  I opened my mind this morning to peace and reassurance that things are going according to plan. I was entrusted with this ministry several years ago.  I was put in charge of giving people hope, specially the children.  The number of bikes we have given away pales in comparison to the amount of smiles, the amount of lives we have touched these past 6 years.   We have met so many people, each at the right time, and helped so many of them. We have accomplished this because of Patience and obedience.

This video really touched my heart.  I can only imagine having such profound effect on a child’s life.  And then having that child “Pay it forward” because we touched his or her life in such a positive way.  Those are the moments we can strive for.

I was moved to share with you my faith.

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good”.

AJ Stapleton