First, I just want to say Happy Holidays and thank you for all you do. 

We wrapped up the year with 400 kids (many new to Boise from around the world) coming down to get bicycles during BBP's 10th Annual Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway. I know many of you have similar programs and have worked tremendously hard during 2016 to create positive change in your community. To that we say HECK YAH! 

I'm preparing our Annual Report and have put together a draft of a pledge / commitment / promise that BBP's Board and Staff plan to spread widely throughout our community in the New Year. The pledge is part of our Annual Employee Goal Handout (see attached). I thought I would share the pledge with everyone here as well. Perhaps you are making similar commitments to your community. Let me know if you have any thoughts, edits, recommendations, or would like to share your own. 

A Pledge, A Promise, & A Commitment

It has always been part of BBP’s Mission to create an educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. In what seems like a Historic time of uncertainty and division in our country, we are doubling down on that commitment. When you enter our doors, you are entering a place of love, empathy, and community. While inside you will be treated with the same amount of respect and regard as everyone you’re sharing the shop with. When you leave our building, we hope to send you with the tools and confidence to connect to your next opportunity on two wheels. This is our pledge, promise, and commitment to the community.

Last, BBP is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator. We're about to finish a 2000sqft expansion to our facility and it is a very exciting and impactful time to be on BBP's team. In September we hired a Shop Manager from Community Bike Project in Omaha Nebraska. Our Volunteer Coordinator from years past has gone on to become the Executive Director of Salt Lake City Bike Collective. We would love keep the networking going in the Bicycle Coop World. So please let me know if you're interested or if you have any questions. 

Happy Holidays Everyone. Keep up the Good work! 

Ride On!

Jimmy Hallyburton
Founder / Executive Director
Boise Bicycle Project
1027 Lusk St Boise, ID 83706

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