Life-Cycle

One of our volunteer efforts is to promote the community and camaraderie that revolves around bicycling. We provide bikes to kids and adults in the local communities who wouldn’t otherwise be able to join in this activity. We provide free workshops focused on bike safety and maintenance and help organize bike give-aways, rides and events to promote continued awareness.

 

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Our mission is to provide free bicycles to anyone who needs one.

  • We do this to provide basic transportation to those who need it the most. We believe in enabling people of all ages and all walks of life to get to work, school, the store, etc. – the freedom to go where they want, when they want.
  • We believe in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
  • We believe in doing our part to preserve the environment.

But mostly, we do this because it helps build a better society.

A community where people come together and give back to people in need.

A community where people come together to learn about each other and from each other.

How can you help?

In order for us to impact as many communities and people as possible, we need donated bikes, parts, shop supplies, helmets, and other accessories. We need volunteers to donate their time and talent in repairing bikes and assisting in workshops. We also need monetary donations to help support our efforts.

 

Project Life-Cycle – A Better Society from A Better Society.

 

 Latest Project Life-Cycle Blog

Project Life-Cycle Gets a New Logo!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Announcements, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Project Life-Cycle Gets a New Logo!

Project Life-Cycle Gets a New Logo!

After many years of using a self-designed logo for our biking project, we decided it was time to upgrade.  We were fortunate enough to have a great network of graphic designers and want to give special thanks to Greg Maki for designing our really cool logo for Project Life-Cycle! Come join us every Tuesday evening from 6-9 PM to help repair bikes – no experience needed (don’t worry, we provide training)! 1453 Park Rd, Chanhassen, MN 55317...

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7th Annual Give to the Max Day

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in KiDS, Life-Cycle, SecondLife | Comments Off on 7th Annual Give to the Max Day

7th Annual Give to the Max Day

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 is the 7th annual Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. It is a day when Minnesotans show their incredible generosity by giving financial support to their favorite local charities. It is an opportunity for everyone to make the world a better place. On November 12th, please consider making a donation to A Better Society. Your support will help Project Life-Cycle to provide free refurbished bicycles to hundreds of people throughout the Twin Cities and in countries like Jamaica and Kenya. Many of these bikes help...

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Celebration of Service 2015

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Inspire, KiDS, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Celebration of Service 2015

Celebration of Service 2015

Over 242 students, groups, alumni and adults spent over 46,000 hours serving local and global communities. On October 27, 2015 we celebrated this service. Minnetonka students knitted new born hats, volunteered for community theatre shows, lent a hand at the ICA food shelf, recycled bikes for needy children and so much more. Minnetonka students are passionate about service!  

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Minnetonka Celebration of Service

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Announcements, KiDS, Life-Cycle, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Minnetonka Celebration of Service

Minnetonka Celebration of Service

Volunteers serving through A Better Society’s Project KiDS and Project Life-Cycle programs were honored with a Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award. Project KiDS served 643 hours this year; Project Life-Cycle served 838 hours. The Celebration of Service included anouncement of the 2015 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners and Varsity Letters for Community Service. This year 239 award recipents logged in about 46,500 hours of...

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Helping Hands – Jamaica Project

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Announcements, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Helping Hands – Jamaica Project

Helping Hands – Jamaica Project

We were blessed to be able to send 26 kids bikes to Jamaica – part of the Helping Hands project. As Tom and Pat Roovers planned their next trip to south-central Jamaica, they reached out to us to provide bikes to kids as an incentive to do well in school or do work in their community. We wish Tom and Pat and all the Helping Hands volunteers a safe journey! ————- For the past 15 years, Helping Hands has had a tremendous impact in the Jamaican and Kenya communities: Sending over 1,504 ton of materials and supplies...

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Check out our Project Life-Cycle video!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in Announcements, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Check out our Project Life-Cycle video!

Check out our Project Life-Cycle video!

Project Life-Cycle from A Better Society. Hear real stories of our volunteers, partner organizations, and bike recipients… Click here if the video doesn’t load.

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Trash into Treasure – April 20th

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Announcements, Life-Cycle, SecondLife | Comments Off on Trash into Treasure – April 20th

Trash into Treasure – April 20th

Project KiDS, Boy Scout Troop #337, Girl Scouts Junior Troop #13928, Project Life-Cycle, and Project SecondLife are all participating in Tonka Green’s Trash into Treasure event on Saturday, April 20th at Minnetonka High School. Our groups will be collecting gently used bicycles, usable bike locks and training wheels for Project Life-Cycle, and linens of any quality for the PROP Shop and Southwest Animal Rescue. School and community groups throughout the Minnetonka area are coming together for the 1st annual Trash into Treasure event at...

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A Sincere Thanks to our Supporters

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Announcements, Life-Cycle, SecondLife | Comments Off on A Sincere Thanks to our Supporters

A Sincere Thanks to our Supporters

Dear friends, By now you’ve probably heard that Give to the Max Day yesterday was a huge success for the nonprofit world here in Minnesota. Together, 53,339 people gave $16.3M to 4,381 organizations in 24 hours. We are proud to have been a small part of this big event. At the end of the day, we found ourselves on the Top 10 list of Small Nonprofits through your generous contributions! In fact, out of thousands of nonprofits with an annual budget of less than $100k, we placed 6th! Our Project Life-Cycle received $6,400 in donations. As...

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Give to the Max Day – Nov 15

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Announcements, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Give to the Max Day – Nov 15

A Better Society will be participating in Minnesota’s largest single day donation event for nonprofits. See the letter below from our Executive Director, Heather Tran. Hello friends, Almost five years ago, Khai and I started the non-profit organization, A Better Society. We are holding a fundraiser for one of our projects, Project Life-Cycle. Over the past five years, through countless volunteer hours, the donation of thousands of bikes, and the financial support of friends and local businesses, Project Life-Cycle has provided over 1000...

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2012 Presidential Service Awards

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Announcements, Life-Cycle, SecondLife | Comments Off on 2012 Presidential Service Awards

2012 Presidential Service Awards

Congratulations to all the students who took the time to serve their community in so many different ways. We want to especially thank the kids who took part in our many projects here at A Better Society. We encourage you to reach out to us and find ways that you can help build a better society… Click here if the above embedded video doesn’t play. Read more at...

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