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Bike & Build’s Annual Drivetrain

An Annual Campaign to Keep B&B Moving Forward for Years to Come

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About the Drivetrain

Just as all of the pieces of a drivetrain come together to make a bike work, our Annual Drivetrain Campaign brings together alumni, friends, family, and supporters to make Bike & Build stronger and keep it moving for years to come.

  • Bike & Build started 20 years ago with one cross-country cycling trip benefiting Habitat for Humanity in Providence, RI.
  • Two decades later and we’ve scaled up, back down, adapted and shifted all in the name of continuing to provide life changing and empowering experiences for young adults to engage and advocate for affordable housing.
  • Support us for our 20th anniversary!


What are the goals of Bike & Build's Drivetrain?

The goal of this campaign is to not only raise $19,000 for our 19th year, but also to continue to set Bike & Build up for a sustainable future.

We’ve come a long way over the past few years, from diversifying our funding to surviving COVID-19, to creating all new programming in 2021.

Is there a minimum donation amount to participate?

Nope! Every gift makes a difference, no matter the amount.

Can I make a recurring gift?

Yes! Clicking on the donate button will take you to DonorDrive, where you can choose between a one time or monthly contribution.

Where does my gift go?

Your donation will be used to support Bike & Build’s programming costs, as well as our operational costs. These costs include everything from leadership development for our trip leaders to buying PB&J to feed our hungry riders, to covering rent for HQ in Philly – all allowing us to further our mission.

I can't donate right now, how else can I help?

Supporting Bike & Build looks different for everyone. If a financial contribution doesn’t make sense this year, there are a lot of other ways to help! We constantly need help recruiting participants, so share this campaign, our programs, or your experience with Bike & Build with anyone in your community or network who might be interested. Contact [email protected] for more info and materials to share!

How does my gift make a difference?

Your tax deductible donation supports Bike & Build adapt and grow into the future. We’re rolling out all new programming in 2021 and your contribution ensures our sustainability and execution of our new programs.

Can I send a check?

You can always make a donation by mailing a check to us at 1901 S. 9th Street #410 Philadelphia, PA 19148.

Is my Drivetrain donation tax deductible?

Yes! Your contribution to the Drivetrain Campaign is tax-deductible. If you make a donation online you’ll get an automatic email that will serve as your tax deduction letter.

How is this campaign different than Frame our Future?

Frame our Future is our alumni specific monthly giving campaign – designed to be a place where our alumni can show their support for Bike & Build.  The Drivetrain is designed to reach all supporters, from alumni to friends and family members, to partners and more. We envision the Drivetrain being an annual fund drive with a broader base of donors supporting B&B.