88bikes Cambodia 2007

Project Completed

The Palm Tree Orphanage, Phnom Penh

88bikes Cambodia, in partnership with Friends of Cambodian Children

Thanks to some amazing generosity, well over 88 kids at the Palm Tree Orphanage were given bikes, locks, helmets, and shoes from 88bikes in January 2007. These bikes have made a huge difference to the kids, bringing joy to their lives, a sense of freedom and possibilities, and, of course, a useful form of transportation in Cambodia, where bikes are quite popular as a way of getting around.

Thanks! Dan, Jared, and Nick

THE GOAL

88 bikes for kids at the Palm Tree Center, an orphanage, learning center, clinic and university in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

THE KIDS

88 children ranging in age from 5-17, many of them orphaned by disease, drugs, or violence, or rescued from living on the streets of Phnom Penh.

UPKEEP & SAFETY

Every bike donation was matched with a helmet, generously sponsored by the Prince Family in Connecticut, to keep the kids safe; shoes have been donated by Keen Footwear for all the kids; and bike locks for every bike were sponsored by Grace Community Church in Connecticut to keep the bikes secure. Several of the children apprentice at Phnom Penh bike shops and are becoming on-site mechanics, teaching the other kids how to fix their bikes. In August, 2009, 88bikes Director of Social Enterprise Pauline Nee returned to Cambodia, repaired bikes, bought supplies and arranged for bike repair apprenticeships for three orphans. In January, 2010, Founders Dan Austin and Jared Austin returned to Cambodia and led 35 of these kids on a 55 kilometer bike ride to the sea!

The Original "88"

Bike #88 Arauz BROOKLYN
Bike #87: Jared Austin, MN
Bike #86: Dan Austin, BROOKLYN
Bike #85: Jenny Kline, PA
Bike #84: Carrie Regan, DC
Bike #83: Ann Austin, UT
Bike #82: Chandy John, MN
Bike #81: Deb & Lauren Gagner, MN
Bike #80: Micah & Emily Austin, IN
Bike #79: Alexia Brue & Ethan Klemperer, BROOKLYN
Bike #78: Leif Langensand, CA
Bike #77: Paul Kline, MN
Bike #76: William Ricci, MN
Bike #75: Keith & Emma Peterson, MN
Bike #74: Melissa Stevens MN
Bike #73: John Andrews, MN
Bike #72: Molly Thomas, MN
Bike #71: Melanee & Michael Evans, WA
Bike #70: Beth Kutzbach, MN
Bike #69: Jon Newman & Angie Hall, NYC
Bike #68: The Peterson Grandkids, CA
Bike #67: Barbara Gurstelle, MN
Bike #66: The Bauerle Family, NY
Bike #65: Keith & Dixie Kutzbach, IA
Bike #64: Rick Kaplan, NYC
Bike #63: Lori Askelin, MN
Bike #62: Michael Chipman, UT
Bike #61: Emily Stein, CA
Bike #60: Kurt Kuenne, CA
Bike #59: Connie Schmelz, CO
Bike #58: Mason D. Harrell, VA
Bike #57: In Memory Of Grandpa Haesung Jung
Bike #56: Ayesha Kadir, MN
Bike #55: Julie Retka, MN
Bike #54: Karen Pollera, NJ
Bike #53: Kirsten Brown, MN
Bike #52: Robin Marcus LuAnn Bradford, UT
Bike #51: Bobbi Jo Hannu, MN
Bike #50: Natalie Carr, UT
Bike #49: Joyce Kinkead, UT
Bike #48: Andrew Crabill, Heather Crafton, FL
Bike #47: Connie McDonald, CA
Bike #46: Mary Heers, UT
Bike #45: Tymberly Brad & Ruby Harris, BROOKLYN
Bike #44: Traci Kingsbury, CA
Bike #43: Sandra Uesugi & Rob Williams, OR
Bike #42: Jill Sanchez, IA
Bike #41: Declan, Conner, & Liam Huddleston MN
Bike #40: For the DeMet Family from Autumn, WI
Bike #39: Basak Yuksel & Shiju Balakrishnan, BROOKLYN
Bike #38: Carmen LaChapelle, MN
Bike #37: Anonymous, DC
Bike #36: Alice Shechter & Lee Ornati, BROOKLYN
Bike #35: Cheryl Wilson, HI
Bike #34: Jaimie Day, CA
Bike #33: Jason Lyle, ID
Bike #32: Kathleen & Timothy Kincer, BROOKLYN
Bike #31: Jason Heppler, UT
Bike #30: Brittany Myers & Maddy Berd, NYC
Bike #29: Colin Turner, MN
Bike #28: Richard Kline, MN
Bike #27: Jaimie Day, CA
Bike #26: Katherine Whittingham, June Robbins & Jill Smoak, FL
Bike #25: Brett & Blake Robbins, CA
Bike #24: Hana Omega Oum O'Haire, CA
Bike #23 The Students of the Conserve School, WI bought all five of these bikes Thanks!
Bike #22
Bike #21
:Bike #20
Bike #19
Bike #18: Thomas Widing, PA
Bike #17: Seana Strain, Banff, Alberta CAN
Bike #16: Banff Mountain Film Festival Alberta, CANADA
Bike #15: Heike Bachmann, NY
Bike #14: Julia Hegeler, NY
Bike #13: Cynthia McSherry, MN
Bike #12: Kathryn Williams, NY
Bike #11: Brian Cass, NY
Bike #10: Megan Meyer, UT
Bike #09: Valerie Shaff, NY
Bike #08: Clint & Clara Ewell MD
Bike #07: Abigail Thew, NJ
Bike #06: Paul & Liz Milne, MN
Bike #05: Matt Brumbaugh, MN
Bike #04: Molly Hickok, NY
Bike #03: Kathleen Wright, NM
Bike #02: Sopahn Kellogg, NM
Bike #01: James Platt, UT
 
Bonus Bike: David Canale MD
Bonus Bike: Cynthia McSherry, MN
Bonus Bike: Deborah Bowers OH
Bonus Bike: Wolfgang Gaebler GERMANY
Bonus Bike: Clifford Adams-Hart CA
Bonus Bike: Frank Taft MN
Bonus Bike: Bill Mulin MN
Bonus Bike: Sarah Frenning MN
Bonus Bike: Dolce Vita Cycling, San Francisco, CA
Bonus Bike: Vanessa Vanhille CO
Bonus Bike: Sharon, Bob, Chelsea, Billy, & Jackson Prince, CT
Bonus Bike: Sharon, Bob, Chelsea, Billy, & Jackson Prince, CT
Bonus Bike: Stacey de Boom, CA
Bonus Bike: Meta Valentic, CA
Bonus Bike: Jennie & Luis Montano, CA