I’m so excited to share that we’re nearing our target for our fundraiser to help support Gearing Up, a small non-profit in Philadelphia with an important mission:
Gearing Up provides women in transition from abuse, addiction, and/or incarceration with the skills, equipment, and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation, and personal growth. The term “women in transition” refers to women who have been formerly incarcerated, have histories of abuse and trauma as kids and/or as adults, have used drugs and/or alcohol as a way to cope with painful experiences and are learning how to live a crime-free sober life with purpose and meaning. While in transition, bicycling offers a mode of transportation, opportunities for social connectedness and employment, as well as countless psychological and physical health benefits. A primary goal of Gearing Up is to provide women with regular coaching, mentoring, and support to make healthy lifestyle changes, promote personal growth, and use biking for transportation.
For folks who are interested, here’s a great video they’ve put together that highlights some of the stories of the women they have supported and why this work is so important. I’m really honored to support them and so grateful for the generosity of so many of my friends and family members, and total strangers who have been kind enough to donate to help give this gift to Gearing Up and its clients.
Help us help others. Donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/TouringTunes2015
My heartfelt thanks to you!