“Cranksgiving” helps collect supplies for Greenhouse 17

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LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) — Dozens of cyclists took to the streets on Sunday to collect items for charity. It was part of a nationwide effort called “Cranksgiving.”

Cranksgiving is a bike-based food and necessities drive. Participants are given a list of items to donate. Then they go to grocery stores or other places to buy the items, attach them to their bikes, and come back to donate the items.

In Lexington, Broomwagon Bikes and Cafe hosted the event – and this year – donations went to Greenhouse 17.
Donations included diapers, toilet paper and hygiene items.

“It’s really a great way to show the community how you can use bikes for everyday activities and also for good activities for the benefit of others. It’s also a fun exercise for teaching people how to transport things on a bike, especially when it comes to bulky things,” said James, Gonyer, co-owner of Broomwagon.

“It really helps, especially as the weather gets colder, we can worry less about those items and more just about the services we provide,” said Reena Martin of Greenhouse 17.

Prizes were also awarded to those who loaded the most supplies onto their bikes and other raffles.

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