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Bank of Alameda hosts bike donation drive

Submitted by on 1, August 20, 2009 – 5:45 amNo Comment

apcwheelboysGot an old bike that’s cluttering your basement? Well, we’ve got just the fix for that: The Bank of Alameda is hosting a bicycle donation drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, August 22 to support the Alameda Point Collaborative’s Cycles of Change bicycle shop.

“I’m excited that Bank of Alameda is investing in the local community. Their support enables us to provide bicycle educational programs and services that are helping youth from the Alameda Point Collaborative community build self-confidence and develop leadership skills,” Evan Lovett-Harris, director of community outreach for the bike shop, said in a press release.

Brooks Kohne, the bank’s branch sales and marketing manager, said the bank is proud to provide a venue for the bike drive.

The drive will be held at the bank’s Alameda Towne Centre branch, which is at 2130 Otis Drive. And as an added bonus, if you donate a bike, you’ll get free ice cream, donated by Alameda Natural Grocery.

Oh, and while you’re out there, the Blood Centers of the Pacific is holding a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Their bloodmobile will be in the parking lot of the old Safeway, next to Kohl’s. Donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream from Baskin Robbins. to schedule an appointment, call Wendy Theisen at (415) 517-9117 or e-mail her at wtheisen@bloodcenters.org. Or click here.

Oh, and you can check out the new Panera Bread, which just opened for business.

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