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A Challenge And A Pledge

East Atlanta's SOPO seeks to raise $2,000.

by Tito Sands

Hello, this is your friendly neighborhood bicycle coop, , calling to ask you to help us raise $2,000 for our Stock the Shop Fund! With all of our supporters pitching in, this should be easy, right? "But why $2,000?" you may ask. The East Atlanta Beer Festival awarded us a $3,000 grant to help us Stock our Shop, and posed a challenge for us. A $2,000 matching grant, for every dollar we raise towards the Stock the Shop fund will be matched (meaning your donation gets doubled!) by the EABF, but only if we reach our $2,000 goal.

We are taking the next step to help raise the money to take on EABF challenge. All monies donated during our Saturday shop hours will go to our Stock The Shop Fund and it will be counted towards the EABF matching grant challenge until we meet our goal!

If you can't make it on a Saturday and still want to make a donation for the EABF challenge, stop by the shop during our open shop hours and let the shop manager know that you want your money to go to the EABF challenge. Also you could mail us a check to and include a note that it is for stocking the shop and the EABF challenge. Or donate through PayPal on our website, www.sopobikes.org, and it'll be added to the EABF challenge total.

Mr. Sands is board dirctor of SOPO, which aims to create equitable access to cycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance, services and education.

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