Student collecting bicycles for charity Jan. 5

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By Tracy Harris

Have old bicycles gathering dust in the garage? A North Oldham Middle School student is collecting them for his Eagle Scout project.

Ben O'Brien is conducting a charitable collection for his Eagle Scout project to benefit an organization named "Bikes for the World."  This company receives bikes from various donors across the country, and gives them to people in Africa who need them. 

The bikes do not need to be in great shape because the organization teaches the recipients of the bicycles how to care for, repair and maintain them, thus making the recipients more self-sustaining.  

O'Brien will be collecting donated bikes on Saturday, Jan. 5. If you have bikes that you can donate to the cause, please notify O'Brien at benjamin.obrien@

The bikes will be picked up at the school unless other arrangements need to be made.