A little story on how we got started.
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A bit of ZummoBike History
2015 School year:
- 28 Perfect Attendees (PA’s) earned bikes at Gotwalls Elementary.
- J and Joe, the owners at Zummo Hardware donated space, help, and patience
- Numerous contributors helped us with student needs, bike acquisition, repair, and delivery.
2016 school year:
- 59 perfect attendees were awarded bikes
- Zummobike.com published
- Non-profit, 501c3 in place
- ZummoBike.com video produced.
2017 school year:
- The program moved to Hancock Elementary
- Haddonfield Rotary donated 63 bikes, parts & knowledge to our effort
- Seventy-five bikes were provided to PA’s, parents, and workers in need of wheels
- 2018 school year:
- 90 bikes distributed to PA’s, parents, workers, and new immigrants
- A mechanically inclined 14-year-old graduate of Hancock Elementary becomes our first payrolled staff member.
2019/2020 school year:
- Two PT mechanics were added to the staff
- Mathnasium training kicked off for three PA’s on 6/19
- Beginning 2020, we hope to have our 3 PA’s tutoring 6-second graders
- On track to deliver 117 bikes for the school year.
- First pop-up outside bike shop 3/17/2020 (just before quarantine)
2020 Post Covid 19
- Three mechanics, Bo (15), Faisal (13), and John (8) handling repairs!
- Moved the operation to Rebel Hill
- 58 bikes were donated for the fellows to fix get ready for our customers.