Good Karma Bikes Volunteer Receives Junior League of San Jose Crystal Bowl Award

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Ayre Green has been a volunteer with Good Karma Bikes for over three years. During that time he has mentored individuals of all ages on how to repair and maintain bicycles. He was recognized for his community service.

Good Karma Bikes Volunteer Recognized

Good Karma Bikes Arye Green (left) recognized by the Junior League of San Jose.

Arye is an amazing individual and valued volunteer. We are so proud that his time and effort have been recognized by the Junior League of San Jose with their Crystal Bowl Award

Good Karma Bikes volunteer, Arye Green, was recognized by the Junior League of San Jose with their prestigious Crystal Bowl Award at their annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on April 25, 2015.

Green has been a volunteer with Good Karma Bikes for over three years. During that time he has mentored individuals of all ages on how to repair and maintain bicycles. He is also responsible for the construction and layout of Good Karma Bikes’ full-service bicycle shop and sales floor.

“Arye is an amazing individual and valued volunteer. We are so proud that his time and effort have been recognized by the Junior League of San Jose with their Crystal Bowl Award. In addition to his practical hands on skills, Arye is always willing to provide encouragement to other volunteers and program participants,” said James T. Gardner, CEO and Founder of Good Karma Bikes.

“The Junior League of San Jose’s mission is promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community,” said Lynsey Georgiades, the 46th Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Chair. “We are pleased to honor Arye Green for his significant volunteer contributions to Good Karma Bikes and other non-profit organizations within our community.”

Good Karma Bikes is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing safe, reliable bicycle transportation to those in need. The organization offers many volunteer opportunities to support their programs. One of these programs include their Transportation for Transformation program, which gives emancipated foster youth the chance to learn marketable job skills by operating the Good Karma Bikes’ full-service bike shop.

Good Karma Bikes’ has a newly created Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) program. The TAY program targets emancipated foster youths for training and mentoring in the trade of bicycle mechanics to create future opportunities, promote work ethic, and prevent future homelessness in this critical population.

To find out more about Good Karma Bikes and volunteering with Good Karma Bikes, contact volunteer(at)goodkarmabikes(dot)org

Individuals in the attached photograph:
(l-r) Arye Green, Good Karma Bikes’ Volunteer Recognition Awardee, Corrine A. Fabie, President, Junior League of San Jose and First Vice President, Morgan Stanley, James T. Gardner, Ph. D., Founder and CEO, Good Karma Bikes, Barbara Alesch, Vice President, Boston Private Bank and Trust, and Lynsey Georgiades, Junior League of San Jose, Volunteer Recognition Event Chair.

About Junior League of San Jose
http://www.jlsj.org/home

The Junior League of San Jose, Inc. is a nonprofit organization of almost 750 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The Junior League of San Jose reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. The Junior League of San Jose is one of 292 Junior Leagues within the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI).

About Good Karma Bikes
http://www.goodkarmabikes.org/

For five years Good Karma Bikes (GKB) has enabled bicycle transportation for those who cannot afford a car. Transportation for Transformation, our social enterprise that reinvests shop revenue into stipends for emancipated foster youth, has won a MTC Excellence in Motion award. For 2015, Transportation for Transformation is being tuned to focus on emancipated foster youth. We believe that Transportation for Transformation will have a huge impact in homeless prevention.

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