Ready Set Go!
2012 marked the first full year of the RevolveKC Community Bike Shop at 5100 Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, and what a year it was. We acted on the belief that the bicycle is the simple solution for healthy lifestyles and affordable, earth-friendly transportation, and we were supported in this mission by the citizens of Greater Kansas City and beyond. Here is a breakdown of our sources of revenue and financial support:
A Partial List of Our 2012 Business and Foundation Supporters:
- Mid America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District & the MO Dept of Natural Resources
- Menorah Legacy Foundation
- New Belgium Brewing
- KC Cyclists Calendar
- Community Capital Fund
- US Bancorp Foundation
- Verizon Foundation
- MetLife Foundation
- Kansas City Bicycle Club
Revolve was the recipient of fantastic media support that helped to bring in many donations of bikes and cycling accessories. The story of our work was told in at least four publications and on several television newscasts. The Kansas City Star Magazine article was the most impactful. Did you know we were named a Southtown All-Star in 2012 by the Southtown Council?
Ready Set Pay the Bills!
RevolveKC created two new jobs in its first full year. The organization’s Executive Director and its Bike Mechanic are both full time. Here’s a look at our expenses.
Julia Hampton, CPA, PC performed an annual review of our 2012 financials.
Ready Set Distribute!
RevolveKC obtained bicycles from a number of sources in 2012. The major avenue were the “Recycling Extravaganzas” we participated in in conjunction with surrounding municipalities, sometimes yielding more than a hundred bikes at a time! We sold a lot, we recycled a lot, and gave away as many as we could. Need a bike? Earn-a-Bike Participants get one of our refurbished bikes and a new helmet. Some of our special outreach participants get a bike, helmet, lightset and lock! (Gears 4 Queers, and Latino Outreach)
Ready Set Replicate!
Revolve is on course to replicate by launching another nonprofit bike shop where it is needed most. We believe in transportation equity, and our affordable bikes and our Earn-a-Bike Program can really make a difference in economically depressed communities. Will you help us expand into another location? Click here to donate now! A $10 gift covers the cost of a new helmet. A $20 gift refurbishes an unwanted bike, keeps it out of the landfill, and gets it under the legs of someone who’ll use it to get to work or to school!