Recent world events are rippling through to the Houston community and the Freewheels Houston shop. We are already getting requests for bikes from interpreters who worked with U.S. forces in Afghanistan and are resettling in Houston.
We are continuing to provide bikes to refugees–especially high school students–and veterans emerging from homelessness.
To meet the demand for bikes, Freewheels relies on people who donate bikes they aren’t using and volunteers who want to use their repair skills to make sure the bikes are safe and reliable.
We also need financial support to make sure we have the parts and supplies we need, the tools to get the job done and a clean and efficient shop.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Freewheels today.
If you prefer to donate by check, please send it to
6020 Jessamine #204
Houston, TX 77081
Donate your used bike
Our greatest need is for adult mountain bikes and hybrids with 26-inch and 700c wheels.
We receive donated used bike during our workdays on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at our warehouse at 6020 Jessamine #204, Houston, TX 77081 in southwest Houston.
Although our goal is to accept all bike donations, our current capacity to store children’s bikes is very limited.
Donated used bikes are evaluated by knowledgeable mechanics, repaired and cleaned before they are given to someone who needs transportation to work or school. If it’s not economic to repair a donated used bike, we often reclaim parts and components from it that can be used on other bikes.
Amazon wish list
When a refugee or veteran receives a clean, refurbished bike from Freewheels, he or she also receives equipment that will make the bike more useful and safe–including a lock, lights and a helmet–and a briefing on their use.
We have evaluated this equipment and identified some of the items that we will distribute. We’re also on the lookout for tools and other materials that will improve operations and the volunteers’ experience. Donating these items through our Amazon shopping list is another way to support our project. At this time, our generous supporters help us acquire helmets at a price that beats Amazon and other channels.AMAZON WISH LIST
IRS determination letter
Freewheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our IRS determination letter may be viewed here.
Thanks for your help.