This month’s Awesome project was The Ouch! Package from Andrew Bacchus, manager of Bikechain.
Bikechain is a not-for-profit cycling organization based out of University of Toronto St. George campus. They are a hub for cycling activity by providing DIY services, affordable repairs, unique educational opportunities, and a welcoming community of staff and volunteers.
The Ouch Packages are intended to be distributed to cyclists who get into accidents. Andrew often encounters people needing repairs, who are also a little shaken up by an accident or fall. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a repair gift for that person’s confidence as a cyclist, as well as their bike? Each package (a few dozen are to be crafted) contains:
- assortment of fair trade teas
- assortment of fair-trade chocolate
- waterproof band aids
- one tube of Polysporin
- roll of bandage
- funny book
- small travel pack of Tylenol/ Advil (maybe)
We’re in the process of putting together a video about Andrew’s awesome project. We’ll share that here when it’s done!