Empowerment Bucks + Pop-Up Bike Shops
CBC shop gift certificates - Empowerment Bucks - are good for the cost of bikes/parts in our community do-it-yourself bike shop. We give Empowerment Bucks to local social service agencies who, in turn, give them to people with limited means. It's our bicycle-powered contribution to independence and community resiliency. Empowerment Bucks are distributed by:
- Daytime Drop-In Center
- Community Outreach
- Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services
- Casa Latinos Unidos
- School Health Navigators
- Jackson Street Youth Services
- Love, Inc.
Many people in our community rely on bicycles for transportation to job interviews, work, school, or for exercise. Contact us or the listed organizations if you or someone you know could benefit from Empowerment Bucks.
Pop-Up Bike Shops
We improve access to bicycles in underserved communities by setting up temporary bicycle shops at neighborhood schools so people with Empowerment Bucks can more easily get a bike. Our inaugural Pop-Up Shops are at Lincoln Elementary and Garfield Elementary's Pantry Day. Spanish and Arabic speakers will be on site, as will rideable bikes from our shop!
Thank you to School Health Navigators at Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties, Kings Legacy Advisory Board, Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Corvallis, U-Haul, and Samaritan Health Services for their support.